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Banks on Bengals off-season


Headline additions: Signed defensive tackle Sam Adams and safety Dexter Jackson. Drafted cornerback Johnathan Joseph in the first round.

Offseason vibe: More than anything, what head coach Marvin Lewis has brought to the Bengals in his three-plus years on the job is a sense of stability and adherence to a plan. This offseason has been the perfect illustration. Cincy now concentrates on re-signing its priority free agents, and adds a piece here and there as needed. Adams addresses the club's continued weakness against the run, while Jackson and Joseph upgrade the secondary. Jon Kitna left for Detroit, but Anthony Wright should be able to pinch-hit until Carson Palmer's knee rehab is a wrap.