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Vinny Rey feels a sense of validation afters re-signing with the Bengals. The Raiders have had themselves an offseason so far, but what can we expect from them next season? Will the 49ers be able to trade Colin Kaepernick?

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Behind the scenes of Bengals free agency
On the eve of free agency, The Enquirer reported that the Cincinnati Bengals were going to allot nearly $15 million in available cap space to the re-signing of their core free agents. As a whole, there was a group of 14 players that were set to hit the market but the team had three primary targets to re-sign: Wide receiver Marvin Jones, strong safety George Iloka and cornerback Adam Jones.

Rey soaks in validation with contract
The lights flipped on and Vinny Rey nestled into a seat at the table front and center of the news conference room. The spot normally is reserved for Marvin Lewis, Andy Dalton, early-round draft picks. Oh, and Terrell Owens for one year. That seat isn’t typically reserved for undrafted free agent linebackers from Duke. Rey felt so out of place he even stopped to consider how he should sit at the microphone. Should he lean forward? Lean back? What does Dalton do?

What's next in free agency with Rey in fold and Marv, Mo gone
With Pro Bowl cornerback Adam Jones and starting safety George Iloka already in the fold, the Bengals made the second day of free agency a defensive hat trick with linebacker Vincent Rey signing what has been reported as a three-year, $11.5 million deal. Iloka and Rey signed their deals Thursday and appeared at Paul Brown Stadium news conferences. Jones is expected to follow suit Friday.

George Iloka on re-signing with Bengals
Enquirer beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. wraps up free agency signing with Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka.

Minnesota Vikings visiting with tackle Andre Smith
The Minnesota Vikings aren’t done shopping for upgrades to their offensive line. After signing free-agent guard Alex Boone (San Francisco) and re-signing guard/tackle Mike Harris, the Vikings are scheduled to visit with free-agent tackle Andre Smith today, according to Yahoo! Sports and several other media reports.

Bengals Free Agency Recap
The Bengals have agreed to re-sign safety George Iloka, while wide receiver Marvin Jones is Detroit bound. Where do the Bengals go from here? Joe Goodberry joined me to talk about it.

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