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Bengals Bytes (3/20): Success by sitting out

Which teams are doing the right thing by sitting out the beginning of the free agency frenzy, and are the Bengals one of them? Robert Griffin III visits Cleveland, and what free agents are available that can make a difference?

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Baldinger: Ezekiel Elliott could be draft's best player
Could the Dallas Cowboys get the best player in the 2016 NFL Draft after three prospects have already come off the board? Could, and should, says NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger. The 13-year NFL veteran, who played for the Cowboys in his first five seasons as a pro, believes Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott could be the prize of the entire draft, and finds the Buckeyes' two-time 1,800-yard rusher to be a nice fit in Dallas.

Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson says team needs 'king's ransom' for No. 1 pick
If the Titans deal out of the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, they expect a load of picks in exchange for doing so. Speaking in the club level of Nissan Stadium at 104.5 The Zone's annual SportsFest, Titans general manager Jon Robinson addressed his feelings on the value of the pick.

Grading the teams that have largely sat out free agency for 2016
Lost in the clamor of NFL free agency is that it's often best not to get involved in the first place. Think about the teams that have been regarded as offseason champs in years past. Washington. Miami. Tampa Bay. The reality is that teams don't want to be stuck spending in free agency, and more often than not, spending big money just creates new problems. Organizations know this, but in the desperate search for talent, they delude themselves into believing they can be the exception to the rule.

Robert Griffin III Rumors: Browns Host QB on Official Visit
Quarterback Robert Griffin III has been on the free-agent market for less than two weeks after the Washington Redskins released him on March 8. Interest in the former offensive Rookie of the Year has been percolating, especially from a team in the AFC North.  According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Griffin spent Friday and Saturday on a visit with the Cleveland Browns, but "nothing is imminent." Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Griffin left Cleveland on Saturday evening, adding it sounded "like a good visit."

Johnny Manziel To Hire Drew Rosenhaus
A week after becoming a free agent, and about a month and a half after losing his agent, Johnny Manziel appears likely to hire Drew Rosenhaus for representation, says Jason La Canfora of According to La Canfora, the situation remains "fluid," but several of his sources say that Rosenhaus is very well-positioned to take over as Manziel’s agent.

NFL Draft 2016: Who Are the Top Late-Round Prospects?
Most NFL draft coverage is focused on the early-round prospects, and for good reason. But we know every draft produces a handful of future stars on Day 3.  Prospects fall into the third day of the draft for a wide range of reasons. Character concerns, injuries, level of competition and lack of size are just a few reasons why talented athletes can remain on the board deep into the draft.

Impact Players Who Remain on the Market in NFL Free Agency
We have cooled to a simmer on the NFL free-agent market, many of the impact players available having exited the market by way of a new contract. But there are many more available who could have a huge impact on their teams.