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In the first few days of free agency, the Bengals are generally about as active as a university library on a Friday night. This year is shaping up no differently. If you were watching the headlines over the weekend for teams looking to bring in new guys, you saw plenty of teams being discussed. But the Bengals were not one of them.
That is not to say that the Bengals have not been busy in this run up to the start of free agency. As has been referenced for months, the team has been very active in pursuing their own free agents, trying to maintain the roster they have built and prevent their own from hitting the open market. In the past few days, they have made a number of such moves, beginning with the franchise tag of Michael Johnson that consumed $11M of the teams’ estimated $55M in cap space.
Since then, they have returned the entire special teams unit of field-flipper Kevin Huber, flawless long snapper Clark Harris, and opting to keep the younger (though often injured) Mike Nuge...
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The Bengals beat the free agency starting gun by re-signing defensive end Wallace Gilberry on Tuesday.
Terms of the deal were not released but according to ProFootballTalk.com Gilberry will receive a three-year deal worth 6.75 million. Gilberry, who was signed as a free agent after being released by Tampa Bay on Sept. 14 last year, played in 14 games plus the playoffs for the Bengals...
The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off back-to-back playoff appearances. They are loaded with young, talented players. It seems they are a team ready to contend and still on the rise.The Bengals have already started bringing back some of their numerous free agents before they're gobbled up by other teams. The special teams unit is pretty much intact with the signings of punter...
The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed place kicker Mike Nugent for two years, preventing him from becoming a free agent.
No terms of the deal were announced Sunday.
A nine-year veteran, Nugent has been with the Bengals for three seasons. A calf injury kept him out of the team's last four games of 2012 and its playoff loss to Houston.
In 2011, Nugent set a Bengals records for...
The clock has struck midnight, or in this case 4 p.m., and the new NFL calendar year has begun. With the new year comes the start of free agency. The Bengals have as much space under the NFLs 123 million salary cap as any team but their main goal, as stated by head coach Marvin Lewis at the combine, is to sign back as many of their own players as possible.
They will look around at...
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com writes that Cincinnati “would like to strike a deal” with free agent DE Robert Geathers.
The Bengals have already franchised Michael Johnson and re-signed Wallace Gilberry to a three-year contract last weekend.
Despite having plenty of cap space to work with, there hasn’t been a lot of speculation regarding potential free agent...
Before allowing them to explore the free agent market, the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with some key special team players.Punter Kevin Huber was a top priority to keep within the fold and Bengals fans can rest a little easier now that he has agreed to a long-term deal.Huber is coming off of an excellent season where he led all NFL punters with seven punts inside the five...
According to Geoff Hobson, sources say that the Bengals and defensive end Robert Geathers have come to terms on a new contract.
Geathers has been a solid rotational player for Cincinnati and contributed three sacks in a limited role in 2012. In 2013, he’ll look to split repetitions and compete for time with Carlos Dunlap, another solid lineman.
Cincinnati is starting off free...
The Cincinnati Bengals are working on hanging onto their own players.
On Sunday, the team locked up defensive end Wallace Gilberry with a 3-year, $6.75M deal, according to a source who has seen the contract.
Gilberry played in 14 games for the Bengals last season, his first in Cincinnati, registering 6.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
Before joining the Bengals, Gilberry was...
We go through this every year. The doors to the candy store burst open, and all the kids on the street flood the shop with gluttonous screams as they race toward the prizes of NFL Free Agency they have been dreaming of for months. Meanwhile, Bengals fans sit outside on the curb watching all of the fun because Dad won’t part with our allowance just yet.
It stinks to watch. Every...
According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer and Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com, the Cincinnati Bengals have opted to bring place kicker Mike Nugent back in 2013.
Nugent, who played on a franchise contract in 2012, converted 19 of 23 field goals before suffering a calf injury during practice on December 5, eventually landing on Injured Reserve three days after Christmas. It...
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter on Tuesday that Cincinnati Bengals free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday.
The Steelers appear to be ready to move on from either Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch, both unrestricted free agents, this off-season. Batch reiterated recently that he hopes to return in 2013, but...