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News and notes about the Bengals and the rest of the NFL.

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Cincinnati Bengals - TeamReport | GlobalPost
The Cincinnati Bengals won't be active in the free-agent market. The numbers may say they own $23 million in cap space plus rollover cash, but their primary concern isn't making a splash with another team's players. They likely won't even make a ripple.

Tate’s two-year deal reflects the depressed tailback market | ProFootballTalk
Before free agency, many had ranked Ben Tate as the best available tailback option in free agency. The open market didn't agree. Per multiple reports, Tate's new contract with the Brown is worth "up to" $7 million over two years. The presence of "up to" implies that the base value is lower.

Steve Smith Sees Himself As A No. 2
The new Ravens wide receiver related himself to Kevin Walter, formerly of the Texans. “I don’t see myself in Coach Kubiak’s system like [Texans wide receiver] Andre Johnson],” Smith said. “I see the complementary dude of [former Texans wide receiver] Kevin Walter.

Sources: Brandon Weeden visiting Cowboys Monday - ESPN
IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys coaches return from a week off on Monday, they will welcome two free-agent visitors.

Terry Foster: LaMarr Woodley Wanted To Give The Lions Home Town Discount « CBS Detroit
LaMarr Woodley wanted to come home so badly that he was willing to give the Lions the home town discount.

2014 NFL Free Agency: Ranking Top 10 Players Still Available |
Many of the big-name NFL free agents were snatched off the open market within the first few days, but there are several notable players with a lot of potential

NCAA Men’s Printable Bracket for March Madness 2014 | Tireball NCAA Basketball News, Rumors and Opinions
Alright everyone. It’s that time of the year when everyone wastes paper and thinks they are the smartest person in the room by declaring that this will be the year that they get all the picks right for the NCAA tournament.