19 May 2008
So let's get the timeline straight here:
Odell Thurman is reinstated
Thurman attends rookie minicamp (voluntary), impressing. Ahmad Brooks is moved from middle linebacker to strongside linebacker, leaving Thurman the obvious starter at "Mike".
Thurman's grandmother dies. He goes to Georgia to attend the funeral and misses three (voluntary) workouts, and admits to Marvin Lewis he expects to miss a few more.
The Bengals cut Thurman, promoting "Dhancin'" Dhani Jones to starter at MLB.
32 comments, Last at 27 May 2008, 3:20pm by Boom Boom
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?