RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Signed on March 22 from the Patriots, the 220-pound Law Firm was brought in to improve ball security and short-yardage for the Bengals running game. Considering he's only run through two practices in full pads, the results are inconclusive. By all accounts he's showed up as a pro's pro and imparted a positive, veteran effect on the running back room. He's never fumbled in 536 career NFL touches and coaches took notice recognizing he handles even training camp carries as if it were the last play of the Super Bowl.

OL Travelle Wharton: Signed in March from Carolina to shore up inconsistent play next to OL Andrew Whitworth, Wharton adds a 6-foot-4, 320-pound road grader to an already oversized offensive line. The line averages 6-4, 323 pounds and Wharton fits the part. He's shown a consistent push and held his own in physical Oklahoma drill on Tuesday. The games will provide a more accurate look, but the previous game tape from the nine-year veteran tells the Bengals what they need to know about their investment.

CB Terence Newman: Signed from the Cowboys more than a month into the free-agent period, Newman was brought in to add competition and experience to the defensive backfield. The 33-year-old Newman was cast off as damaged goods and past his prime. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer doesn't see it. He said he looks exactly as he did when Zimmer was the Dallas coordinator during Newman's prime years. Zimmer displayed that confidence by lining Newman up as the starter next to Leon Hall the first day of camp.

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