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    Bengals Free Agent Activity

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    The man, the myth, the legend is coming back to Cincinnati for a 13th season!


    We've re-signed LS @ClarkHarris46 to a one-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

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    Very tiny building block.
    Last edited by HOF; 03-03-2021 at 02:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Very tiny building block.
    You think we only punt or kick field goals or extra points 24 times?

    Why is it quoting something different than what you had written?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengalbro View Post
    You think we only punt or kick field goals or extra points 24 times?

    Why is it quoting something different than what you had written?
    Should be obvious.

    I edited the post in an attempt to avoid a meaningless argument.

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    I get the Alex Erickson complaints and I’m with that 100 percent. Not sure I understand complaining about a long snapper that’s been pretty much perfect but whatever.

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    CB Jalen Davis given a 1 yr extension

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBandJoeyV View Post
    I get the Alex Erickson complaints and I’m with that 100 percent. Not sure I understand complaining about a long snapper that’s been pretty much perfect but whatever.
    Why talk about it at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Why talk about it at all?
    Good question.

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    ‘I want to be the oldest guy in the league’: Bengals’ Clark Harris enjoying every snap





    By Paul Dehner Jr. Mar 3, 2021 7



    CINCINNATI — The Bengals extended the contract of Clark Harris on Wednesday. The long snapper was due to be a free agent but will instead return for his 13th season with the club.
    At 36 years old, he is one game from tying Anthony Muñoz for fifth-most games played in team history.
    He’s unleashed 1,699 consecutive playable snaps. Those are about the only stats and records for Harris but he’s been around long enough and had enough downtime to start looking for new goals.
    “I want to be the oldest guy in the league,” said Harris, whom I spoke to for this interview before the last game of the season. “So then I need Tom Brady and a lot of other guys to leave. As a long snapper, there’s not many goals you can have. Yeah, don’t mess up. So, I have to find goals in different ways.”
    The life of a long snapper is inherently filled with downtime, and there’s never a dull moment for somebody as outspoken and comical as Harris.
    So there’s plenty of time to figure out obscure tasks and sources of entertainment. Harris and punter/holder Kevin Huber have spent the past 12 seasons together.
    “We get along, we talk, it’s been good,” said Harris, stating the most underrated part of Huber’s game is he’s probably the best holder in the league. “It would suck if we didn’t get along.”
    No snapper-punter combination has snapped as many times with only one team in league history. Next is recently released long snapper Morgan Cox and punter Sam Koch, in Baltimore.
    “And we have probably punted a lot more than they have,” Harris said with a laugh.
    So it was fitting that Huber inspired another goal for Harris as he continues searching for milestones in his career.
    He’s now chasing the record for downing the ball on punts.
    “I never really had thought about it in the past but earlier this year Kevin came up to me and was like, just so you know in the past 10 years I’m No. 6 in downing punts,” Harris said. “Since then, I’ve been trying to get down there more so I can jump up that list, too. I didn’t think anybody kept track of this ****, but somebody’s out there doing it.”
    And as long as somebody is keeping track, Harris will keep pulling rank to make it happen. There’s no set hierarchy on who gets to down punts, but …
    “From now on it’s me,” Harris said, laughing again. “I want to be No. 1 on that list, too. If you notice now, I’m like waving people away, get away, get away.”
    This quest created the comedic finale of an absurd hype video put together by the Bengals social media team in December.

    His almost mythical persona among Bengals fans only grows with time. All part of the fun in another year watching the Rutgers product on his quest to play well into his 40s.
    At the very least, he says he wants to become the oldest long snapper in the league and the last remaining member of his draft class.
    Brady, 43, was the oldest player in the league last year, followed by Drew Brees, 41.
    Then came long snappers L.P. Ladouceur in Dallas and Don Muhlbach in Detroit. Both are 39, three years older than Harris, who turns 37 in July. Harris was the 26th-oldest player in the league last year.
    Harris was selected by Green Bay in the seventh round (No. 243 overall) in 2007. His draft class featured five other active players last season: running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., tight end Greg Olsen (who retired after the season) and kickers Nick Folk and Mason Crosby.
    This latest churn of the Bengals locker room left Harris and Huber as distant relics from a past generation. If the Georgia trio of A.J. Green, Shawn Williams and Geno Atkins doesn’t return next season, the oldest players drafted by the Bengals left on the roster besides Huber and Harris will be Giovani Bernard (2013) and C.J. Uzomah (2015).
    “We have always been the old guys,” Harris said. “Now we are the only ones really kind of left.”
    That’s caused discussion about who should be in the first parking spot in the players’ lot, which is ordered by seniority. It’s currently Huber when using draft class and years in the league. Let’s just kindly say the decision is up for debate.
    “Which is bull****,” Harris said. “I should be. I’m still campaigning to get it. I want people to look at my car when they pull in, I don’t want them looking at Kevin’s car.”
    Parking spot or not, Harris is just happy to be parking with the players.
    “As long as they’ll have me, I’ll be here,” he said. “I take it as a job and do it as best I can.”
    He did it well enough to make the Pro Bowl in 2018 but admits the entire process of selecting the positions is a popularity contest.
    “The only people that should be voting on long snappers is coaches and special-teams coaches at that,” he said. “Nobody knows what the hell we do. Like, ‘Oh, that was a good long snap.’ Nobody says that. Special teams are the only ones that know about snapping and who is doing the best job.”
    Harris has seen it all in Cincinnati. He’s learned about the constant state of change to expect around him.
    “You kind of get used to it,” Harris said. “It sucks, but in the beginning when I first got in the league I really made a point at the beginning of OTAs to meet everybody and all the rookies and all the new guys. Then it got to the point I became friends with these guys, and they are just getting cut right away. It’s kind of a ****ty thing, but I kind of stopped really until the roster has been set. That’s when I kind of go around trying to meet the guys and everything.”
    Huber, Harris and ownership are about the only constants in Cincinnati over the past 13 seasons. He’s made more than $10 million in his career, and after Wednesday it’s official that Harris will continue as a constant for the Bengals.
    Don’t expect him to lose interest anytime soon or stop enjoying every snap along the way.
    “Yeah, I don’t have many other skill sets that would get me a million dollars a year,” he said. “My body feels fine. I feel like I had a pretty good year … as for right now, I’m going to truck along here and stay in as long as I can, I guess.”


    https://theathletic.com/2425359/2021...ng-every-snap/







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    Tom Pelissero



    The #Bengals are re-signing QB Brandon Allen to a one-year deal, per source. Allen made five starts last season, knows Zac Taylor’s offense well and now returns to back up and help mentor Joe Burrow.

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