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DE Antwain Odom to Bengals

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Out from under the Pro Bowl shadow of Albert Haynesworth and Kyle Vanden Bosch, Antwan Odom vowed to make "a name for my family" as the newest Bengal.


Odom, the former Titans defensive end, called himself "a rare breed," as new defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer agreed. At a speedy 6-5, 262 pounds, Odom is looking to put on 10 pounds and Zimmer is looking to use his versatility in various looks at most likely right end in place of Justin Smith.

Head coach Marvin Lewis indicated it is still a base 4-3 defense, but Odom says he's comfortable dropping into pass coverage after playing some fire-zone packages in Tennessee. With Odom probably lining up opposite left end Robert Geathers, another 6-5ish end athletic enough to play linebacker this past season, it looks the Bengals are moving to Zimmer's desire of mixng up the 3-4 and 4-3 looks.


"It gives us more versatility than we had before," Lewis said. "We had to jerry-rig stuff around to make sure Robert was in the right spot at times. Now we don't have to worry about that as much. It gives us a little more flexibility."


The Bengals hope the speed and move of both can free the other up to improve a sack attack that was dead last in the NFL in sacks per pass.


"I feel like I'm able to do it all," said Odom, after a season he logged eight sacks in his first season as a starter. "The biggest thing I want to work to improve is stopping the run and I think I can get to 270 to do that."


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Justin Smith was never a good pass rusher, so it will be interesting to see if Odom can help them out there. I'm afraid the trade off will be the Bengals are even worse against the run now. They have to get some more DT and LB help... and soon.

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