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Post Senior Bowl+Pro Bowl Edition of GM Offseason Moves

I did more research hopefully you guys enjoy this

NFL Free Agents 1st(Reasonings behind each attempt to sign/signing)

  1. Peyton Manning QB: I know I know, we have Dalton as the future, but the ONLY reason I'm bringing Manning in is for a back-up spot only, I know its a long shot, I know a lot of people who disagree with me, I know I'm the Minority, Peyton can teach Andy a lot about what Defenses try to do and help him break down on certain plays, but If Manning Decides to Retire instead of wanting to come back, I wouldnt mind him as a QB Coach to help out Dalton
  2. Ben Grubbs OG: Top Quality OG in Free Agency, he has been incredible when he was with the Ravens, Pulling, making holes for Ray Rice to run through, and he is great in Pass Protection as well, If we can sign Grubbs to a deal, we may just upgraded our Interior Line and weakened the Ravens running game as well too, its a WIN-WIN situation, but I highly doubt it
  3. Carl Nicks OG: Another Top Quality OG in Free Agency, a Pro Bowler and he has help kept Drew Brees look for his WR's with all the time his O-Line has given him, Nicks has been a big part of that,by begin able to hold off defenders from Creating an interior Pass rush so Brees get a clean pocket to step up into his throws, this signing looks doubtful the way how we usually spend our money in FA, but maybe this year might be a different year
  4. Michael Bush RB: I know there are bigger names outside of Bush, such has Matt Forte, Ray Rice,LaDainian Tomlinson and etc., but the point is that if we can get a Cow bell RB who can run it up the middle at least 20 times a game, and is able to split with the other RB's he'll be more fresh as the season wears on and he'll be more healthy as well. I will thinking signing him will be a 50/50 at this point, it really depends if Oakland decides to Tag him with the Franchise Tag.
  5. Reggie Wayne WR: Wayne is a great WR, but the problem is that he's in his 30's and his production has gone down(maybe because the injury to Peyton Manning) but I like his Veteran leader and presence on and off the field, he can both help take off pressure from AJ Green and help AJ learn a lot more about opposing DB's and how to polish AJ's route running. I would sign him to a 2-3 year deal but at the right amount I dont want to over pay a WR like Coles and Bryant.
  6. Marques Colston WR: After watching his game against the 49ers and Lions in the playoffs, I highly doubt it that we can get the guy away from New Orleans, but if he does become a FA, I think he will demand #1 WR money, but it all depends what happen with Drew Brees 1st so its 50/50 at this very moment
  7. Robert Meachem WR: Was consider a bust, but has looked very good as of late, he has been a great down field threat for Drew Brees because of his speed to get down the field, but he would fit into the mold as a #2 WR, He is more likely to become a Free Agent, since New Orleans have more Big Name Free Agents like Drew Brees, Carl Nicks, and Marques Colston.
  8. DeSean Jackson WR: Dangerous Player, Not literally but intentionally as well, DeSean Jackson has the big play abilities to break a game wide open and beat DB's down the field with his speed, but Jackson has also taken a toll on getting hit while he is crossing over the middle, also another downside is his attitude, I know the Eagles did him wrong when they went out to sign big names in Free Agency last year and they just left him out cold, certainly if the guy can just stay cool and mind his own business when he becomes a Bengals, it would be a great signing for us. I think we should target a guy with his caliber.
  9. Stevie Johnson WR: Johnson has been tearing it up this year, he came out of no where and now he comes in and start for the Bills and he is lighting it up, I highly doubt that he will hit the Free Agent Market, but if he does, and the Bengals cant make a play for Colston,Meachem, or Jackson we can go and try to get Johnson, he will be a good #2 WR opposite of AJ Green. But at this very moment I think he will either get Franchise Tagged or he will sign a Max deal with the Bills to become a #1 WR.
  10. Martellus Bennett TE: A guy who has been underutilized by the Cowboys, he has been great,but he hasnt been able to get on the field because the Cowboys have too much Offense Star/Firepower. Bennett got lost in the Offense because there's simply too much in Dallas maybe a change of scenery should help, Hopefully the Bengals target him and get him to pair up with Jermaine Gresham.
  11. Tracy Porter DB: A cover DB who can also excel in man to man defense due to his Former DC Gregg Willams blitzing a lot. He has shown he can play both in man and zone when asked too, the only downside is probably his history of trying to stay healthy and finishing the season, I think this was the only year he had play in all16 games. But he has the speed, so if the Bengals need to address their DB needs, they should target Porter.
  12. Terrell Thomas DB: He is certainly one of the best cover DB, he has been great before he got hurt in the preseason, but his only downside is that he is coming off an ACL injury so if the Bengals decide to get cheap and get a DB they can go after Thomas.
  13. LaRon Landry SS: A Safety who can lay the wood on opposing WR's who crosses over the middle, he is also decent in coverage and can play against TE's. The only issues he have is being injure too often its been 2 straight years that he has landed on IR, besides that he guy is a beast and has the game changing ability on Defense.
  14. Michael Griffin SS: Griffin has some inconsistency issue, but he has been great as of late, he can return kickoffs and punts as well too, hes been a great playmaker for the Titans but I think he'll find a new home somewhere else, but Im thinking he might Demand top money and the Bengals would want to pay someone have some issues on being injure and inconsistency.
  15. Tyvon Branch SS: He has been a playermaker for the Raiders after Nnamdi Asomugha left for the Eagles, he has been in the box, in man coverage and also has been pretty good in coverage vs TE's, I highly doubt that he will hit the market, but if he does then we can make a play for him

Other Options

QB

Josh Johnson

Jeff Garcia

Jason Campbell

RB

Tim Hightower

Ryan Grant

Tashard Choice

Mike Tolbert

WR

Harry Douglas

Pierre Garcon

Steve Smith (PHI)

Ted Ginn Jr.

Lavelle Hawkins

OG

Evan Mathis

Ryan Diem

Jeremy Zuttah

Dan Connolly

Derrick Dockery

DB(FS/SS)

Richard Marshall

Dwight Lowery

Thomas DeCoud

Haruki Nakamura

Jarrett Bush

Alan Ball

Corey Lynch

LB

Kirk Morrison

Bengals Free Agents(Signing onlys)

Mocking the Draft for the Bengals

Round 1: David DeCastro OG Stanford

Trade 1st+4th to Colts for 2nd+3rd+2013 2nd round

Round 2: Janoris Jenkins DB North Alabama

Round 2: Brandon Thompson DT Clemson

Round 3:(From Colts) Trumaine Johnson DB Montana

Trade 3rd round+5th(NE) round+2013 future 4th+7th round to Redkins for 3rd round+ 2 4th round picks

Round 3: Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati

Round 4: (From Washington)Michael James-Johnson LB Nevada

Round 4: (From Oak-Washington)DeQuan Menzie DB Alabama

Trade 4th round pick to Buccaneers for 2013 3rd+4th round picks

Round 5: Philip Blake C Baylor

Round 6: Asa "Ace" Jackson DB Cal Poly

Round 7: Christian Thompson FS South Carolina State

Roster Outlook

Offense(24)

QB: Andy Dalton, Josh Johnson

RB: Michael Bush, Isaiah Pead, Brian Leonard Cedric Peerman

FB: Chris Pressley

TE: Jermaine Gresham, Martellus Bennett, Colin Cochart

LT: Andrew Whitworth,

LG: Ben Grubbs, Clint Boling

C: Kyle Cook, Philip Blake

RG: David DeCastro, Bobbie Williams

RT: Andre Smith, Anthony Collins

WR: AJ Green, DeSean Jackson, Jordan Shipley, Andrew Hawkins, Ryan Whalen

Cutting: Bernard Scott, Brandon Tate, Otis Hudson, Bruce Gradkowski

Defense(26)

DE: Carlos Dunlap,Michael Johnson ,Robert Geathers, Frostee Rucker

DT: Geno Atkins, Pat Sims, Brandon Thompson,Domata Peko, Jonathan Fanene

WLB: Thomas Howard, Brandon Johnson, Dontay Moch

MLB: Rey Maualuga, Dan Skuta, James Michael-Johnson

SLB: Keith Rivers, Rodderick Muckelroy

CB: Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson, Asa "Ace" Jackson

FS:Reggie Nelson, DeQuan Menzie

SS: Taylor Mays, Robert Sands

Cutting: Chris Crocker

Special Teams(3)

LS: Clark Harris

P: Kevin Huber

K: Mike Nugent

UDFA(6)

DJ Holt LB California

Tashuan Gipson DB Wyoming

Jeff Cullen OT Utah

Darron Thomas QB Oregon

Greg Childs WR Arkansas

Tell me what you guys think, I would love feed backs on here thanks

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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