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
With Stanford's upset over Notre Dame and Ohio State's big win over rival Michigan in The Game, the playoff field has narrowed to the existing top four plus Michigan State, Ohio State, Stanford, and potentially North Carolina.