Good morning and happy Monday everyone, if there is such a thing! I hope everyone's work week starts off as well as can be expected on a cold, blustery Monday morning.
Yesterday ProFootballTalk.com listed the seven franchises that not only would currently fall below the $107 million floor that was in place for last season's salary cap, but in fact fall in with a player payroll that doesn't break the nine figure mark. Is anyone surprised that our Bengals made that list?
James Walker opines that WR Terrell Owens is unlikely to wind up wearing Orange and Black. Further down the page in his weekend mailbag, the question is posed to him about the Bengals' Tight End situation. He says that the Bengals remaining pat with their current stable of TE's would be a mistake, that they are in a position to win and to win now and should take advantage of that by solidifying any TE question marks.
Episode 3 of Real Football Talk with Cincy Jungle aired yesterday evening at 5:30. I discussed a multitude of subjects ranging from Antonio Bryant to Tank Johnson and Roy Williams, even touching on why I think the team's best interest may be to draft Mike Iupati in the first round of the draft next month. Head on over to the show page here to stream or download all three episodes. This upcoming Sunday I'll host CNati.com's own Scott Priestle to talk about any moves that have been made or moves that will be made by this weekend. The podcast is now also searchable via iTunes either by doing a search for "Real Football Talk" (my first two episodes are the #9 and #10 hits for that search) or by my name, Craig Conrad. Listen, enjoy, give feedback.
Joe Reedy (who was a guest on last week's show) gives his current Bengals Free Agency scorecard.
All in all it was a pretty quiet weekend for the Bengals, save the signing of Roy Williams. Most of the activity you'll read about happened mid to late last week, but don't let that stop you from reading, clicking and commenting.
Oh, and listening. Go and listen to the podcast.