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Bengals News (3/11): Positions for Zac Taylor to build around

Zac Taylor luckily won’t have to take on a full rebuild his first offseason with the Bengals. Here are some positions that are already well off.

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Five Building Blocks For 2019
While most of the focus this offseason is on the draft and free agency, here are five position groups already in place to help the Bengals enjoy success under Zac Taylor with development one of the main themes of his first days as head coach.

9 cut candidates the Bengals could target if released
A team like the Jacksonville Jaguars has already shredded several big names. More from a variety of teams will follow once teams realize they won’t be able to trade certain players before free agency starts on Wednesday.

Antonio Brown-Steelers drama reminder of Bengals’ luck with A.J. Green
It’s an incredible contrast to the sufferings of the team’s biggest rival elsewhere in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a superstar of their own with Antonio Brown, though it devolved quickly, to say the least.

Case for and against Bengals pursuing Daryl Williams in free agency
While various positions need help, Zac Taylor’s reputation as an offensive mind from the Sean McVay tree won’t be able to meet expectations if the blocking up front isn’t improved.

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Upon a path to the Super Bowl, the Rams traded for Fowler in October, sending a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round selection to the Jaguars, who used the 2015 third-overall pick on the pass rusher.

End of an era: Chiefs cut veteran LB Justin Houston
After not finding a trade partner for Houston's $15.25 million base salary, the Chiefs will part ways with the pass rusher ahead of free agency. Kansas City saves $14 million on the salary cap with the move, leaving $7.1 million in dead money. With K.C. needing the cap space for younger pass rusher Dee Ford, the move to cut Houston comes as little surprise.

Drew Rosenhaus: Antonio Brown needed 'to start over'
"The trade talks have been ongoing for quite sometime now. Things really heated up with the Raiders about 48 hours ago," Rosenhaus said. "The Steelers gave the Raiders permission to speak with us. Apparently the Steelers and the Raiders reached an agreement on compensation, and as everyone knows, since Antonio was going to be traded, we were looking to adjust his contract."

Buccaneers reportedly shopping DeSean Jackson
Jackson's future in Tampa seemed to ebb and flow all offseason. At points, he appeared destined to move on. At others, Arians glowed about the speedster, making it seem like Jackson could remain with the Bucs for the final year of the deal.