The Cincinnati Bengals have matched the Green Bay Packers' offer sheet on restricted free agent linebacker Armegis Spearman, the Bengals' official website reported Monday.
The Packers executed an offer sheet for Spearman last Thursday, at which point Cincinnati had seven days to match the offer or lose Spearman to the Packers.
According to the article, Spearman said he would have preferred to play for the Packers, where he believed he'd have a chance at a starting job.
"I've got nothing against the Bengals," he said. "Green Bay is a better situation for me because I've got a chance to start."