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Are there free agents that the Bengals should consider signing as training camp approaches?

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How Bengals’ roster turnover compares to rest of NFL
The result? According to ESPN’s Ben Baby, the Bengals rank 25th in continuity with 73.7 percent of the offensive snaps returning and 64.3 percent of the defense snaps returning in 2020:

Bengals’ Tee Higgins is one of NFL’s highest-graded rookie WRs
No wonder: Higgins caught 59 passes last year and put up 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 19.8 yards per catch. The grade covers plenty of other details revealed through film, but it sure doesn’t hurt to look at the base numbers.

Darron Lee and 5 free agents the Bengals could still look at
But recent happenings around free agent Darron Lee bring up a good point — why not look at the market again? These are the top options left the Bengals might want to consider.

The Titans gave the Bengals a blueprint to beat the Ravens
Not many teams figured out the Baltimore Ravens in 2019. The offense led by reigning MVP Lamar Jackson averaged over 33 points per game. For the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the division that doesn’t wear purple, finding a way to contain Baltimore’s offense is a must in 2020.

Former Bengals and Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg trying his hand at a different sport
Hackenberg never started a game for New York. He spent time with the Raiders and Eagles, before landing on the Bengals' practice squad in 2018. The draft bust has decided to try a new sport in hopes of being more successful.

Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Cincinnati Bengals
One avenue the Carolina Panthers could go down in order to bolster their roster is by working out a trade for a particular player of need. In this ongoing series examining possible candidates from each NFL team, attention now turns to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals: Three bargain free agents still available
At this point, the narrative that the Cincinnati Bengals have shifted their philosophy in free agency and are now willing to spend big money has been hammered home. One angle that is not being brought up as often, however, is how opportunistic the front office was on the open market.

Around the league

Tua Tagovailoa 'doing miraculously well' in continued hip rehab
"He's doing miraculously well," said Kevin Wilk, a physical therapist who has been working with Tagovailoa in Birmingham, according to the Sun-Sentinel. "The miraculous part is that he healed so well. The second part is, he's [done] so well at getting his strength back, which usually takes a long time after something like this."

Alvin Kamara supports Bubba Wallace at NASCAR race
Almost immediately following the announcement, the Saints' All-Pro running back tweeted his interest in knowing when the next race would be. On Sunday, Kamara, donning a Wallace hat and shirt, was invited to be one of 1,000 fans in attendance for the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. The event had the added distinction of being the first major sporting event to host fans since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March.

Mike McCarthy searching for Barry Switzer-like success in 2020
However, as Cowboys coach No. 9 Mike McMarthy prepares to take the sidelines, he's no doubt looking for first-season fortune and therefore chasing Barry Switzer. Yep, Barry Switzer.

Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2020: Lions' year?!
One of the main reasons why the NFL is king of today's American sports spectrum is the simple fact that every team has a chance. With the competitive balance driven by the salary cap, among other factors, your squad enters every new year with the opportunity to make the playoffs. Don't believe me? Consider this nugget: Since divisional realignment in 2002, we've only experienced two seasons in which at least one team didn't go from worst to first (2014 and '19). It's a routine occurrence. With the right management, coaching staff and quarterback -- as well as some breaks here and there -- every bottom-dweller can rise. The challenge is identifying which bottom-dweller will rise.