I like it, thanks Dan Snyder.
Cuz we're all about resigning our own. Green, Burfict, Dalton - considerable $ contracts coming up.That sound you hear is Bengals activity in free agency - close to nothing... Not that we have glaring needs - but we do have a LOT of money under the cap, yet we're not mentioned in any FA discussions, until it gets to 7th tier FAs ;-)
Yeah, the defense has been just horrible.You're going to need to either upgrade your Defense or upgrade your Quarterback if you want to go deep into the Playoffs.
Good riddance. He was a turnstile during the playoff loss to the Chargers.QuizGuy66 said:Twitter reports saying we cut Cook today. I hope so - we really need an upgrade at center.
The PFF metrics were kinder to him but the eyeball test said he kept getting Andy blown up.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bengals plan to match the four-year, $12.2 million offer sheet restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins signed with the Browns.
It's a surprise given the $5.3 million guaranteed in the deal and the Bengals depth chart at wideout. It also speaks to just how underrated Hawkins' talent is outside of the league. NFL teams realize that the undersized yet jitterbug quick slot man can be a very valuable piece of a passing game. The Bengals are going to pony up the cash to keep him away from their division rival.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached an agreement with former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins on a five-year deal worth $30 million, including $15 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Buccaneers, entering a new regime under coach Lovie Smith, have been among the most active teams in free agency, already agreeing to deals with defensive end Michael Johnson, cornerback Alterraun Verner, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, quarterback Josh McCown and tight end Brandon Myers.
Too much money to pay for HawkinsPer Cincy Jungle the Hawkina offer sheet was finally signed: front-loaded with $10m in cap hit in first two years. Now considered unlikely to match.
Only disappointed with AC departure tbh. That's way too much money for our #4 WR
After the release of Cook, I was under the impression that they are going to go into camp thinking Pollack can take his spot at C. As for a LT, im not sure how they are going to answer that, I would rather have Whitworth at LG still. Originally I wanted the Bengals to go after a CB with their 1st round pick, now im not so sure they don't go after a LT.Is Whit going to be able to go back outside to LT, or are we now in the market for a starter?
I know this draft is deep, but replacing 40% of your line (having missed out on all the premier FAs) with those being the 2 key positions of C and LT (not that I'm a fan of Cook) just has an ominous feeling to it.
Last thing we need is for that clock in Dalton's head to speed up and force more ill-advised throws.
They almost have to go cornerback in the 1st IMO.I agree to adding Manning for depth, but we need to get another solid young safety. My guess is Ha Ha is not going to be there at 24 and could be close on the kid from Louisville.I like that we picked up a safety - really opens up the possibilities in the draft for us
Intriguing that at least the possibility of a QB in round 1 if the right one falls to us has been whispered (per prisco).
Very interesting offseason.