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The Bengals signed a new offensive lineman to help bolster their offensive line for next season.

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Reports indicate the Bengals will sign Xavier Su'a-Filo to a three-year deal
The Bengals took a pause in re-building their defense Wednesday and tweaked their offensive line when they reportedly signed Cowboys' seven-year veteran Xavier Su'a-Filo to a three-year deal that makes him a leading candidate to be their fifth Opening Day right guard in as many years.

The Cincinnati Bengals continued to revamp its defense after the release of B.W. Webb
The agreements with two top 50 free agents in Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader and Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes that hit the biosphere on Tuesday may have taken the league by surprise, but the Bengals were well aware Reader is a 25-year-old on the cusp of the Pro Bowl and Waynes is an experienced former first-round pick with Pro Bowl skills.

Bengals Release John Miller
Miller, a sixth-year player in 2020, played in 13 games (all starts at RG) for the Bengals last season. He had signed with the team as an unrestricted free agent in March last year.

The Cincinnati Bengals released cornerback B.W. Webb
Webb, a seventh-year player in 2020, played in 15 games (12 starts) for the Bengals last season and recorded 37 total tackles, one interception and seven passes defensed. He had signed with the team as an unrestricted free agent in March last year.

2020 NFL free agency - Trade grades for every big signing and move
Teams shouldn't base their free-agent signings on fans' opinions, but it's fair to note that Waynes seemed to be perennially frustrating to Vikings fans during his 3-plus years as a starter. The 2015 first-rounder took over as a starting corner halfway through his second season and held the job thround 2019, though Mike Zimmer would pull him from games for stretches. Waynes was in a rotation as late as December, though he was nearly an every-down player during Minnesota's two playoff games.

DeAndre Hopkins: Bengals talked trade with Texans, per report
A report Wednesday night from houstonchronicle.com's Aaron Wilson indicates that the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots also were among teams that discussed Hopkins with the Texans before he was dealt.

Panthers Sign Former Bengals OL John Miller
Miller was picked in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he spent a total of four years. After parting ways with the Bills, he started in thirteen games at guard for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019. The Bengals released Miller this off-season, and now, he will be sporting the black and blue this season.

5 free agents Bengals should still pursue after spending spree
The suddenly-aggressive Bengals have plenty of holes to still fill and cap space, especially if they move on from guys like Andy Dalton.

Cincinnati Bengals add to defense
According to Houston Chronicle NFL writer Aaron Wilson, former Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader is headed to Cincinnati on a four-year, $53 million deal that makes him the highest paid player in the league at his position. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport also reported the Bengals are landing former Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes.

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2020 NFL free agency: Winners, losers from Wednesday's moves
Looking back at the original list of this year's top 101 free agents -- constructed by colleague Chris Wesseling and I before franchise tag season -- Jadeveon Clowney is the only player without a deal from our initial top 25. If you remove the 14 tagged players from the list, only three of the top 20 (Clowney, Jameis Winston and Vonn Bell) and 14 of the top 50 currently remain without a deal.

Darius Slay anticipates trade following Lions' FA moves
Dating back to last offseason, Slay and Detroit's front office have struggled to see eye-to-eye. He opted to sit out mandatory minicamp after both sides failed to agree on a new, long-term deal. He also notably voiced his feelings regarding the team's decision to trade Quandre Diggs back in October.

Rams re-sign LT Andrew Whitworth to 3-year deal
Whitworth is signing a three-year contract with the Rams, per his agents. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, via an informed source, the deal is worth $30 million and Whitworth could make up to $37.5M — $12.5M fully guaranteed. Rapoport added that it's the highest-paying contract signed by a non-QB, age 35 or older in NFL history.