The Bengals re-signed three of their own on Wednesday, the first day of free agency. George Iloka and Adam Jones were the two big names and Eric Winston signing a 1-year deal to remain with the team rounded out the re-signings on day one of the new league year.
Dre Kirkpatrick, Carlos Dunlap and Vontaze Burfict were among the Bengals to offer their congratulations and excitement regarding the signings. Here's a roundup of the team's reactions to Wednesday's news via social media.
Kirkpatrick is happy about the George Iloka deal.
Happy to have u back— Dre Kirkpatrick (@DreKirkSWAG) March 9, 2016
As is Carlos Dunlap:
Marquis Flowers sent his regards to Marvin Jones who is on his way out of Cincinnati.
@MarvinJonesJr congrats fam, well deserved— Marquis Flowers (@MrHitThat_53) March 9, 2016
It's unclear what this is in reference to.
Dunlap is definitely happy for his teammate:
A.J. Green's wife Miranda is among those sad to see the Jones family heading to Detroit:
Sure am going to miss Jaz and Marv Jones!! Wishing them the best and always rooting for them and their boys! We luv y'all!!!!!— Miranda Brooke (@mirandabrooke_) March 9, 2016
Adam Jones is back in Cincinnati!
Kirkpatrick sent a few more Tweets about his teammates returning:
Flowers sent his congratulations to Jones, too:
"Love What You Do, Do What You Love" the big Dawg coming back @REALPACMAN24— Marquis Flowers (@MrHitThat_53) March 10, 2016
As did Andrew Whitworth:
Hello World!! Congrats bro! https://t.co/AkFYiAxQNc— Andrew Whitworth (@BigWhit77_fndn) March 10, 2016
@George_iloka congrats bro!— Andrew Whitworth (@BigWhit77_fndn) March 9, 2016
And, Vontaze Burfict:
@George_iloka congrats bro— Vontaze Burfict (@King55Tez) March 9, 2016
Eric Winston will be back in stripes, too:
Who dey!! Another year in the orange and black.— Eric Winston (@ericwinston) March 9, 2016
Will Clarke had this to say:
This years free agency is wild. A lot of moves being made. Plus them boys are getting paid too lol #NFLFreeAgency— Will Clarke (@W_Clarke98) March 9, 2016
"Back like I never left," Iloka wrote on Instagram: