Saturday, May 1, 2004

Rudi will be in minicamp



By Mark Curnutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Bengals No. 1 tailback Rudi Johnson has said he would join veterans in Cincinnati after the team's rookie minicamp next weekend.

Johnson, a restricted free agent, also said he would, "in the next few days," sign the one-year tender offer of $1.824 million extended by the Bengals on March 1, according to the team-owned Web site.

Johnson and Peter Schaffer, his agent, continue to say Johnson would prefer to sign a multi-year contract and retire a Bengal.

The Bengals used their first-round pick in last weekend's draft on Michigan running back Chris Perry.

Other veteran backs on the roster are Kenny Watson, Skip Hicks and Herbert Goodman.

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E-mail mcurnutte@enquirer.com




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