Espn.com just reported that the bengals agreed to a five year 26 million dollar deal with rudi. I was skeptical of over paying rudi since he can only play two downs and must be taken out for third downs, but it could have been worse i guess. This means that the core skill players( Palmer, Chad, Rudi, and TJ) are pretty much locked up til the end of the decade. Should free up the cap room to sign our draft picks also without having to release a big name(hopefully). Now if only we could stop the run since we are in a running division. The offense should be fun to watch though!