The Bengals had a good week. Almost.
Prior to the final moments of the Friday news dump when Vontaze Burfict suspension news made its annual pilgrimage into the Bengals’ news cycle, the team couldn’t have drawn up a much better free agency opening.
Toss in a homecoming for the leading tackler in the NFL last season in 25-year-old Northwest High School product Preston Brown on a one-year contract, and you have a small, but effective haul.
Robinson and Davis should prove to be considerably impactful as they will replace P.J. Williams and Manti Te’o as starters, respectfully. Robinson was a premier slot corner with the Philadelphia Eagles last year, and his second stint with the Saints should go smoother than the last since he’ll be surrounded by Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley on the boundary.
Davis was the league’s 25th-best inside linebacker in 2017, per B/R NFL1000 scout Jerod Brown, finishing with great run defense and tackling grades. Te’o ranked 50th. Sometimes removing a bad starter for an average player can do wonders for a unit, and that should be the case.
His candidacy took a hit Tuesday afternoon when the makings of a good relief outing didn’t end well in an 8-3 Yankees loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Heller allowed three fourth-inning runs in a 1 2/3-inning outing that began with the 6-foot-3, 205 pounder getting the final out of the second and then working a scoreless third.
The bad day more than doubled Heller’s spring ERA, which jumped from 2.00 Hockey Jerseys Cheap to 4.22.
Others contending for the Yankees’ final roster spot include Got Cheap Jerseys reliever Jonathan Holder, starting pitcher Domingo German and first baseman Tyler Austin.
Heller wasn’t down after his outing.