Bengals to make offer to Gus Frerotte

Tuesday, April 30th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Cincinnati-AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have offered a contract to free-agent quarterback Gus Frerotte. The Bengals have told Frerotte that, if he signs, he could compete for the starting job held by Jon Kitna.

The Bengals begin mini-camp workouts Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, the team's first gathering since the NFL draft.

Frerotte's agent, Marvin Demoff, didn't return a call to his office.

A year ago, the Bengals offered four-year contracts to both Frerotte and Kitna, and Kitna was the first to accept. Frerotte signed with the Denver Broncos as a backup to starter Brian Griese.