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Bengals Sign Ex-Colt Whittington

July 13, 2001

CINCINNATI (AP) _ The Cincinnati Bengals signed defensive lineman Bernard Whittington to a two-year deal on Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but the Bengals’ official Web site cited a broadcast report that the deal was worth $1.35 million for two years plus $125,000 to sign.

Whittington became a free agent after playing seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He has played mostly at defensive end, but the Bengals said he also could be used as a tackle.

The 29-year-old Whittington had 27 solo tackles, 48 total, and one sack last season, and was voted the Ed Block Courage Award by his teammates. Block was the head trainer of the Colts from 1954-1977 and trainer emeritus until his death in 1983.

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