**This slide will highlight some of the "lesser known" re-signings, and the bigger ones will be highlighted in following slides individually.**
In three seasons with the Bengals, Jones has not really been much to write home about, mostly because 2012 was his only full season with the team to date. Still, Jones is a solid corner with a lot of speed and can be utilized on special teams. He was good to keep for depth in the secondary and on returns.
Newman's 75 tackles was probably the most impressive statistic for what was a pretty normal season for the former Cowboy. He didn't shatter any career highs, but he wasn't a liability in the secondary either. He filled in nicely for the injured Dre Kirkpatrick, so having the veteran on the team will be beneficial to mold Kirkpatrick and fill in as needed.
Going into 2012, Tate was in a battle to be the Bengals' No. 2 receiver. How did he answer the challenge? By managing only 13 catches, one touchdown and being a mediocre return man. His role with Cincinnati is unclear for 2013, but for now, he seems like a waste of a spot in what is becoming a crowded receiving corps.
Geathers was a huge part of the team formerly led by Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson in 2005. He managed to have a career year in 2006—racking up 10.5 sacks—but it proved to be a fluke. Besides those couple seasons, he's never lived up to the big contract he received. Now he seems to only be kept around as insurance should something happen to Michael Johnson or Carlos Dunlap.