Re: Bengals sign LB Dhani Jones
Going into the season, I thought the linebackers could be a strength of the Bengals. But then it was pretty much confirmed that David Pollack won't return this year, Odell Thurman wasn't reinstated, Eric Henderson was put on IR, Edgerton Hartwell was cut, and Rashad Jeanty has been battling injury. With Lemar Marshall and Dhani Jones being signed, I think they have five players worthy of starting for three linebacker spots, but I think the problem is that the only one of them close to being a star or playmaker is Ahmad Brooks. The way the defense is designed is for players to step up and make plays, and only a few of the starters can actually do that. Until Peko, Joseph, Hall, Williams, Geathers, and Brooks step up and make plays every week, I think the Bengals defense will have a lot of inconsistency this year.