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

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Do Bengals deserve a 'C' in free agency? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN

It's been a rough free agency period for Cincinnati Bengals fans envious of the free-spending moves by other teams.

I can't tell you how often I've been asked in the past three weeks about the Bengals signing free-agent center Alex Mack, or possibly pursuing Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson, or if they had any interest in entering the DeMarcus Ware sweepstakes a few weeks ago.

Bengals' Marvin Lewis has history with DeSean Jackson - ESPN
CINCINNATI -- Let's preface this by saying that the chances the Cincinnati Bengals sign DeSean Jackson following his release from the Eagles on Friday are very slim.

Agent: Pat Sims re-signs with Raiders | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders have brought in no shortage of outside help in free agency. However, on Friday, they moved to retain one of their starters from a season ago, re-signing defensive tackle Pat Sims to a one-year deal, agent Rick Smith said on Twitter.

Jones-Drew says he was “done wrong” by the Jaguars | ProFootballTalk
After waiting for 17 days for a new contract from a new team, veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew returned to California on Friday, inking a three-year contract with the Raiders.

Contract bar gets even lower for LeGarrette Blount | ProFootballTalk
Former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount finished strong in 2013, exploding for 166 yards and four touchdowns in a playoff win over the Colts. But that wasn't enough to get Blount big money. It wasn't even enough to get Blount paid at a rate reflecting the currently depressed market.

49ers cornerback Culliver out of jail after arrest |

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver had been released from jail early Friday evening following his arrest earlier in the day for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession, authorities said.