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Bengals Bytes (3/9): Not buying it

Adam "Pacman" Jones is in the middle of finding a deal in free agency, but that isn't stopping him from sharing some hot takes about Calvin Johnson. Mike Tomlin lets DeAngelo Willliams have it, and which teams are making the most noise early in free agency?

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Emmanuel Lamur set to move on from Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals entered this offseason with 14 unrestricted free agents, and it was clear from the beginning that they would not be able to retain all of them. On Tuesday, a league source told The Enquirer that linebacker Emmanuel Lamur will be one that departs, as the fifth-year linebacker will be headed elsewhere once free agency officially opens at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

For Cincinnati Bengals' Adam Jones, uncertainty still looms on eve of
Adam Jones sounded like a man who has moved on, ready for his next challenge. The free agent sounded that way Tuesday morning when he spoke on various television shows shot from ESPN's Bristol, Connecticut, headquarters, and also later in the day when he was reached for a phone interview. He regularly used the past tense when discussing the Cincinnati Bengals, and even described them using the pronoun "they" instead of "we," "us" or "our," words the team-first cornerback made regular parts of his vernacular the past six seasons in Cincinnati.

Bengals nab Noah Spence at No. 24 in Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft
Noah Spence had one objective during his pro day at Eastern Kentucky last Friday: get his 40-yard time down. He did just that with a 4.75-second time at his pro day, shaving hundreths of a second off his 4.8 time from the NFL combine. By getting his time down, the outside linebacker might have salvaged his first-round draft hopes.

Calvin Johnson will come out of retirement soon, Pacman Jones predicts
Adam "Pacman" Jones isn't buying Calvin Johnson's retirement. Johnson did retire at the early age of 30, but he seems at peace with his decision to call it quits. But Jones says Johnson will miss the feeling of playing and will want to return to the field.

Random Bytes

Matt Hasselbeck to Join ESPN, Mike Ditka Removed From Sunday Countdown
Matt Hasselbeck, the quarterback who spent the last three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, is expected to join ESPN this week, where he'll replace [autotag]Mike Ditka[/autotag] on the network's marquee football show, Sunday Countdown, three sources told The Big Lead.

Mike Tomlin tells DeAngelo Williams to chill out on Peyton Manning
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin sent a tweet of his own to DeAngelo Williams, advising his running back to 'quit while he's behind' on Peyton Manning talk.

Agent's Take: Meet the men driving up free-agent prices
Players such as Brock Osweiler, Von Miller, Eric Weddle and Kirk Cousins will be looking to break the bank on their next deals. Here's a look at the agents tasked with landing those contracts.

Steelers bring back veteran cornerback William Gay
The Steelers need to do some work on their defense, but their first moves of the offseason are about hanging onto their own guys. Agent Jerrold Colton just tweeted out word that cornerback William Gay had re-signed with the Steelers, though he didn't mention any terms.

Calvin Johnson retires from the National Football League
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who for the past nine seasons established himself as one of the greatest wide receivers in National Football League history, today announced his retirement from the NFL effective immediately.

An Early Look at Potential 2016 NFL Cap Casualties
As the 2015 regular season winds down, the rumor mill for next year's roster spots is already heating up. We'll continuously highlight players who have been rumored to be potential cap casualties, or in any way on the "roster bubble".

Picking the best free-agent signing ever for all 32 NFL teams
From Reggie White joining the Packers -- "the Siberia of the NFL" -- to the Saints getting a steal in Drew Brees, NFL Nation reporters choose the greatest free-agent signings of all time for every team.

Miami Dolphins finalizing a trade with Eagles for Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso
In what would be an absolute blockbuster, the Dolphins and Eagles are discussing a trade that would send corner Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso to Miami in return for draft picks.

Quick homecoming: Johnson returning to Panthers
It turns out defensive end Charles Johnson was simply vacationing from the Panthers. Not even a week after he was released, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday night that Johnson is returning to the Panthers on a one-year deal. He had visited the Buccaneers and Giants.

Bruce Irvin is headed to Oakland, not #asexpected
The Seahawks had come to realize Bruce Irvin was leaving. But not many people saw where he was heading. Per multiple reports, the Seahawks linebacker will sign with the Raiders when the league year opens tomorrow.

Report: Broncos, Osweiler haven’t negotiated since team made opening offer
The defending Super Bowl champions could indeed be on the market for a new starting quarterback. With Peyton Manning retired, an ominous note arrives from James Palmer of NFL Media, who reports that the Broncos have not negotiated with Osweiler’s representatives since making an initial offer to Osweiler several days ago.

Notable NFL free-agency signings, reaction, moves, deals
We're keeping track of the biggest free-agent deals of 2016 here. For grades and destinations for every free agent, go here. Note: Free-agent signings can't be made official until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday when the new league year begins.