CB Terence Newman: Newman left Cincinnati contemplating retirement. With Dre Kirkpatrick emerging and Darqueze Dennard coiling up to make explosive entry into Cincinnati's defense, Newman wasn't coming back to Cincinnati. Instead he followed head coach Mike Zimmer in Minnesota, signing a one-year deal worth $2.25 million with the Minnesota Vikings on March 26, 2015. Newman is already being projected as a starting cornerback.
S Taylor Mays: Stay with what you know. Mays joined head coach Mike Zimmer in Minnesota on a one-year deal worth $795,000 -- his base salary of $745,000 is the league minimum with his experience plus a $25,000 signing bonus and $25,000 roster bonus.
TE Jermaine Gresham: Poor, Jermaine. As his honeymoon in Oakland delayed, we figured something was up. During a medical examination, it was discovered that Jermaine Gresham had a herniated disk. He's already had the procedure to repair the injury and is rehabilitating. He has yet to sign with another team.
OT Marshall Newhouse: Cincinnati didn't re-sign Newhouse, who became the first Bengals free agent to sign with a new team. The New York Giants signed him to a two-year deal on March 10. Newhouse significantly struggled in Cincinnati, and the Bengals tried plugging Clint Boling at right tackle before eventually signing Eric Winston.
OG Mike Pollak: Clearly concerned about a recurring knee issue and with enough comfort to trust Trey Hopkins, the Bengals released Pollak on Feb. 20 with two years remaining on his contract. Cincinnati will take a $333,334 hit on the 2015 salary cap. Since his release, he's gone quiet.
DE Robert Geathers: One week after releasing Pollak, the Bengals released defensive end Robert Geathers, who had one year remaining under contract (no dead money was applied). Would it be surprising if Geathers retires and joins Cincinnati's coaching ranks as a coaching intern?
QB Jason Campbell: According to multiple reports, Campbell has "turned down" multiple offers, including deals from the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens, and may retire. We suspect that he's looking for a gig that gives him an opportunity to start, as opposed to immediately being subjected to the role of backup.
WR Dane Sanzenbacher: It's a shame that Sanzenbacher, routinely a preseason star for his special teams returns hasn't caught on with another team. Sanzenbacher was forced onto season-ending Injured Reserve with a concussion, concluding his third season in Cincinnati with nine receptions and 105 yards receiving.
LB Keith Rivers: Talk about disappointing. After leaving Cincinnati in 2012, Rivers has gone to the New York Giants ('12-13), Buffalo Bills ('14) and now the Dallas Cowboys, where he's not expected to make the 53-man roster.
S Jeromy Miles: Once a special teams ace in Cincinnati, Miles caught on with the Baltimore Ravens in roughly the same role. However, his participation on defense increased last season, playing 365 snaps.