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  1. And that's fine. If they want to change direction on defense, go for it. Fast backers, big corners, ballhawking safeties, I love it. But aside from maybe 2 corners we ain't got it right now.
  2. No dead money. Frees up a bit less that $3.7 million. http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/cincinnati-bengals/rey-maualuga-5563/
  3. CBS getting the jump on NFL.com this year, with their Pitt 2017 knob slobberer out a month earlier... http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/heres-why-the-steelers-not-patriots-can-be-the-afc-favorites-in-2017/
  4. And while I'm dropping links, this is pretty spot on imo except for the part about keeping Peko: http://www.lindyssports.com/nfl/cincinnati-bengals/article/headline/bengals-free-agency-draft-shopping-list/432613/
  5. And while we're on the subject of OTs, Whitworth "pretty positive" he'll be back, but wants to test the proverbial waters in FA, and the Giants are apparently planning to make a run for him. http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/02/potential_giants_free_agent_target_lt_andrew_whitw.html
  6. Speaking of Smith,could a re-moobing be in the offing? Dehner (purely speculating) believes so... http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/02/20/could-andre-smith-return-bengals/98038762/
  7. Shane Graham signs a one-day contract to retire a Bengal. http://www.wlwt.com/article/cincinnati-signs-shayne-graham-for-a-day-so-he-can-retire-a-bengal/8959534 I'll say this much: I can remember a time when the idea that a player would want to "retire a Bengal" would have been laughed out of the room. So...progress, I suppose. Anyhow, enjoy your retirement, Shayne.
  8. Nothing is worse than stagnation, and that's where the league and the Bengals are now.
  9. Eh, not much choice. Marvin is here to stay as long as he wants. We all know it's bogus but nothing is to be done. If you're going to talk bengals, FA and the draft is where its at.
  10. Hey we aims to please here! At a certain point all you can do is laugh. Hopefully we get some good news in the next couple weeks before FA starts.
  11. I hate to say it, but it may just be time for me to put all my Bengals stuff in a pile and burn it. Take it away, Geoff... So let's recap: 1. our (on) crack med staff says Gio is doing great and may only miss one or two games tops! (translation: expect PUP) 2. bye Rex 3. they're "committed to get Jeremy Hill back in gear before he hits free agency next year"? What the hell does that mean? I thought the goal was "win a Super Bowl," not "get Hill a big $ FA deal next offseason". Seriously, WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT EVEN MEAN????? 4. they may replace Burkhead with a GUY. WHO. PUNCHES. WOMEN. Holy fukking shit what the hell is wrong with this team????
  12. Championship!
  13. I agree that Billing's has a great chance to be an instant impact guy, assuming they cut the cord with Peko and let him play. He fell in the draft because he wasn't seen as a pass rusher, but more of an "anchor" guy in the middle, and because of his youth and (presumably) need for mentoring. That latter issue shouldn't be one now.
  14. Bengals start bargain hunting early this year.
  15. No, you're right. This is why all the "Bustin" Smith types used to annoy me to no end. That said, the changes to the game in terms of what DBs can do have forced them to get more aggressive in recent years. And whatever he's being asked to do, MJ isn't getting it done, Hunt's junk and Clarke is backup-caliber. But yeah, between how the Bengals traditionally like to use DE and how deep the draft is at the position, it's not hard to make the argument for looking elsewhere. My nightmare scenario is that some team with a metric crap ton of cap space like Cleveland makes some crazy offer to Whit, like 2 years and $40 million, and they (probably rightfully) panic and reach for an OT at 9.