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Bengals News (4/9): Officially revamped

The Bengals officially announced their free agency moves ahead of the draft.

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Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor saluted the franchise's richest free agent haul in team history.
Head coach Zac Taylor went through the first-ever Bengals Zoom news conference Wednesday afternoon and the next time we see him will be in about 10 days or so when he previews the April 23-25 NFL Draft.

The Cincinnati Bengals are banking on cornerback Trae Waynes to help revamp the defense
Former Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes, one of the highest paid in the Bengals' most lucrative free-agent class ever, remembers telling his middle school coach back in Kenosha, Wis., 'I'm not playing football if you put me on offense.'

The Cincinnati Bengals announced agreements with eight unrestricted free agents.
The Bengals today announced they have reached contract agreements with eight unrestricted free agents since the new 2020 league year began on March 18. The execution of those contracts are subject to the players passing team physicals at a later date.

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed guard Alex Redmond to a one-year deal
Redmond, a fourth-year player in 2020, originally was a Bengals college free agent signee in 2016. He has played in 23 career games, with 17 starts.

2020 NFL Draft: Bengals' Zac Taylor feels 'very, very comfortable' with virtual draft
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the NFL to try out something it never has before: going 100 percent virtual. Earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will hold a virtual draft with team personnel separately located in their homes -- which means teams could potentially run into problems they've never encountered before during one of the most important events of the year.

Taylor: Bengals' Green 'fully healthy' after missing '19
Green's health has been an issue for more than a year. Aside from missing all of 2019, the 31-year-old missed seven games in 2018 due to injury. He's participated in one game since Oct. 28, 2018 -- on Dec. 2, Green played just 17 snaps before leaving with an injury early in the second quarter.

Bengals announce all eight of their free agent signings
“We were aggressive in free agency and added key players who immediately help our team get better,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said in a statement. “These players are excited to come to Cincinnati and recognize we’re on the verge of something special, but we still have a lot of hard work in front of us.”

Bengals OL Redmond signs one-year deal
Initially signed by Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Redmond started 15 games at right guard in 2018 and helped team-mate Joe Mixon lead the AFC with 1,168 rushing yards that season.

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