Bengals To Meet With Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan will meet with the Bengals on Wednesday (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). If things go well, Washington’s all-time sack leader could be the latest addition to Cincinnati’s revamped defense.

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The Bengals recently dropped Geno Atkins – one of their own all-time sack leaders — leaving the door open for a veteran like Kerrigan. Kerrigan’s playing time dropped considerably in 2020 — the former Pro Bowler played on just 38% of the team’s snaps and finished with 5.5 sacks. After the season, Kerrigan made it known that he wants an opportunity to start.

I definitely want to be a starter,” Kerrigan said in January. “I mean, I think any player would say that. I don’t think anybody just wants to settle for being a role player or a reserve player…I’ve got to really be open-minded to several factors and open-minded to all teams, and that’s kind of what I plan to do. I definitely feel like I’ve still got a lot of ball in me, a lot of good productive years ahead.”

Kerrigan, 33 in August, could still return to Washington, though he’ll probably want some assurances when it comes to his role.

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  1. bh2289

    As a Purdue fan and the fact he played there in college I’ll always be a big fan of his. I do believe he should be a starter.

  2. rocky7

    Wish the Giants would take a look….still think Kerrigan has something in the tank that could help their pass rush…and from what we know a great team guy.

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