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The Bengals are not cheap in free agency, just loyal. Jermaine Gresham drawing interest. Taylor Mays has interest from several teams.

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Insider: Bengals not cheap, mainly loyal in free agency
When the new collective bargaining agreement settled in 2011 it came with a provision that all teams must spend within 89 percent of the salary cap on average over distinct four-year periods (2013-16 and 2017-20). In the eyes of the players this offered an assurance teams would spend their money and not allow extra profit to fall into the pocket of ownership. Immediate reaction to the rule prompted every amateur comedian to take shots at the Bengals. Got to keep Mike Brown in line, right?

49ers GM Baalke denies Kaepernick on trade block | CSN Bay Area
General manager Trent Baalke strongly denied a report late Sunday night that the 49ers are seeking to trade quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Colin is our quarterback and we are excited to have him,” Baalke said in a statement. “He is not going anywhere. The media reports suggesting otherwise are without merit and, quite frankly, ridiculous.”

Reports: Bengals agree with PK Mike Nugent on two-year deal | ProFootballTalk
Mike Nugent is back for a sixth season with Cincinnati. The Bengals have agreed with Nugent, their incumbent kicker, on a two-year, $4 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media and Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Sunday.

Report: Raiders suitors for Jermaine Gresham | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders are reportedly in play for one of the better free agent tight ends. Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports Oakland will be a suitor for Cincinnati's Jermaine Gresham. Adam Caplan of ESPN also reports the Raiders "have interest" in Gresham, PFT's 40th-ranked free agent.

Taylor Mays not happy with Pete Carroll - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
USC safety Taylor Mays apparently wasn’t happy about being passed over by his former Trojan head coach Pete Carroll, now coaching his home-town team in Seattle. Mays was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 49th pick in the second round Friday, which means he’ll get to play the Seahawks twice each season in the NFC West battles.

Report: Ndamukong Suh Set To Sign 6-Year, $114M Deal With Miami Dolphins
Ndamukong Suh's 'bout to get PAID. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL's most coveted free agent has negotiated a $114 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, which includes $60 million in guaranteed money.

Former Jets Running Back Chris Johnson Shot In Arm Last Night [Update]
Ian Rapoport has reported that former Jets and Titans running back Chris Johnson has been shot while home in Florida last night. He is apparently recovering in an Orlando hospital and is expected to be okay.