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Mark Curnutte started covering the Bengals and the NFL for The Enquirer in 2000. He previously wrote about urban affairs and other social issues for the Enquirer. He won the prestigious 1994 Unity Award from Lincoln University (Missouri) for "A Polite Silence," a seven-day series about race relations in Greater Cincinnati. He also has worked as an assistant features editor and features writer at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. Curnutte is second vice president and a three-year board member of the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). He is a 1984 Miami University graduate.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Clarifying rookie minicamp

These were the players signed as rookie free agents by the Bengals, as announced Friday morning by the team:


James Blair / G / 6-3, 323 / Western Michigan / Detroit, Mich.

Justin Britt / G-C / 6-4, 302 / Alabama / Cullman, Ala.

Simeon Castille / CB / 6-0, 195 / Alabama / Birmingham, Ala.

Bradley Glatthaar / RB / 5-11, 245 / Cincinnati / Cincinnati

Anthony Hoke / LB / 6-0, 238 / Cincinnati / Warren, Ohio

James Johnson / RB / 5-11, 202 / Kansas State / Port Arthur, Texas

Michael Marquardt / DT / 6-3, 292 / Arizona State / Vista, Calif.

Tyler Whaley / FB / 5-11, 252 / Ohio State / Ironton, Ohio

The Bengals then signed three of its tryout candidates Sunday to contracts following camp: Defensive tackle Antwon Burton signed a one-year deal; he is a third-year NFL player from Temple. And rookie linebacker Dan Howell from Washington and rookie wide receiver Clyde Logan of Idaho State each signed two-year contracts with the Bengals following minicamp.

Of the 46 players participating in rookie minicamp for the Bengals, five played college ball at the University of Cincinnati. Defensive end Angelo Craig was drafted. Fullback Bradley Glatthaar and linebacker Anthony Hoke are rookie free agents. Running back Greg Moore and safety Anthony Williams are in camp on a try-out basis, but niether Moore nor Williams received a contract offer Sunday.


at 5/05/2008 10:08 AM Blogger ewad said...

Michael Marquardt, watched him play a lot at Arizona State.
We may have found something with this guy.

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