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Week in Review: Rookie minicamp, contracts and roster projections

We take a look at the major stories, commentaries and items of note from the week that was.

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+ TRANSACTIONS: The Bengals made the following transactions:


  • Free agent quarterback Terrelle Pryor
  • Oregon safety Erick Dargan
  • Washington State defensive tackle Kalafitoni Pole (aka, Toni)
  • Mount St. Joseph tight end John Peters


  • Tight end Kevin Brock

+ BENGALS SIGN QB NO. 4: The contract that Terrelle Pryor signed on Sunday is worth $660,000 -- which is the league minimum for players with his level of his experience. We also note that Pryor spent the offseason in 2011 with former Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson, who helped Pryor during the NFL lockout.

+ DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS: The first three Bengals draft picks signed their rookie contracts: tight end C.J. Uzomah, defensive back Derron Smith and wide receiver Mario Alford. All three signed four-year deals worth $2.28 million with the biggest difference being the signing bonus:

+ The Bengals moved Robert Livingston to the coaching staff this week. Livingston, who was a scout primarily in the southeast region, now holds the title of defensive quality control and special teams assistant.

+ Quick snap review of Bengals DT Toni Pole.

+ Contract breakdown of the Bengals 11 college free agents from Friday (doesn't include the free agents signed after the rookie minicamp). 

+ Bengals haven't talked extension with cornerback Leon Hall, who has a cap number of $9.6 million -- second-most behind A.J. Green's $10.176 million. 

+ Bengals ST coach Darrin Simmons says that CFA Tom Obarski will compete against Mike Nugent. We really don't believe him, to be honest.

+ Former Bengals head coach Sam Wyche chimed in on deflate gate.

+ Hall talked about the team's closing window with so many free agents in 2016.

+ AJ McCarron continues to reiterate that he feels great -- a theme that he's pounded all offseason.

Discovery to contract for TE John Peters.

+ Interview with Mountain West Connection, talking defensive back Derron Smith.

+ Media is wrong about Bengals stereotype.

+ Mailbag: Looking forward to Kirkpatrick v Dennard battle.

+ Mailbag: Stealing the draft and is five the magic number?

+ Remembering the Bengals comeback against the Steelers.

+ Positions with questions.

+ History shows that the Bengals are smart for drafting two offensive tacklesOr is frugality?

+ Getting to know the Bengals rookies (social media).

+ Outside the box 53-man projections.

+ Bengals could field another team with their 2016 free agents.

+ Inside the Jungle: Episode 194.

+ Projecting Cedric Ogbuehi:

+ Roundtables: