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Bengals free agency and transactions update

Taking a moment to see where the Bengals are in free agency, while revisiting their overall list of transactions since March. It's not as bad as we thought - but aside from A.J. Hawk and Michael Johnson, nothing much is new either.

I'm telling you... someone signed Marshall Newhouse!
I'm telling you... someone signed Marshall Newhouse!
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Free Agents the Bengals have signed
March 15: Former Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson (four-year, $20 million)
March 11: Former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (two-year, $3.25 million)

Bengals free agents that have re-signed
March 11: Offensive guard Clint Boling (five-year, $26 million)
March 11: Offensive tackle Eric Winston (one-year, $870,000)
March 11: Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris (one-year, $585,000)
March 9: Placekicker Mike Nugent (two-year, $3.5 million)
March 5: Linebacker Rey Maualuga (three-year, $15 million)

Bengals free agents that have been tendered (but remain unsigned)
March 10
: Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (second-round tender worth $2.356 million)

Bengals free agents that have signed with other teams
March 11
: Offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (two-year, $3 million)

Unsigned Bengals free agents:

TE Jermaine Gresham: Free agency, sucks is what we imagine Jermaine Gresham is telling himself. Despite a lengthy visit with the Raiders, negotiations crashed and no agreement was reached. The Cleveland Browns, who watched Jordan Cameron with the Miami Dolphins, could be a suitor. However, things on Gresham have gone uncomfortably silent -- that worries us because the longer that he's not signed, the greater belief we have that the Bengals will re-sign Gresham on a discount.

S Taylor Mays: Based on various reports over the last week, the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins have emerged as potential suitors. The St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have also been labeled with the "interested" label but even that curiosity seems to have faded -- it's not unlike being curious after watching a movie trailer but completely losing interest five minutes into the actual movie. The Bengals would like Mays back but appear uninterested in waging battle with another team... meaning that if Mays wants to return, he'll sign the deal that Cincinnati has on the table.

DT Devon Still: The Bengals offered Still a one-year deal that he hasn't signed yet. There are several elements involved here, none more important than the health and his involvement with his daughter. Our belief is that if a team closer to the Philadelphia area (where Leah receives her treatments) were to offer Still a deal, he'd sign in a heartbeat. If his options remain limited, he'll probably return to Cincinnati.

DE Robert Geathers: Released on Feb. 27, Geathers hasn't found much of anything on the open market. It wouldn't be surprising if the Bengals re-sign Geathers to an incentive-based contract... or if he retires and tries his hand in coaching.

WR Greg Little: Also released on Feb. 27, little has been said of Little concerning free agency. After the Oakland Raiders claimed Little off waivers (from the Browns) in May '14, no one expressed interest in the receiver after his August 30 release -- at least until the Bengals signed him on October 14. Someone may sign him as a fifth or sixth receiver, but overall interest in Little has been nonexistant... retire?

Other free agents who have received little/no interest
+ CB Terence Newman
+ QB Jason Campbell
+ WR Brandon Tate
+ WR Dane Sanzenbacher
+ RB Cedric Peerman
+ TE Alex Smith
+ OG Mike Pollak