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Bengals News (3/16): Farewell

The Bengals were unable to retain pass rusher Carl Lawson who is headed to the Jets.

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Reports: Bengals to sign defensive end Trey Hendrickson in free agency
The Bengals went into free agency looking to beef up their pass rush and according to multiple reports Monday night they came out of the first day locking up one of the league's hottest young pass rushers for the next four years in the Saints' Trey Hendrickson.

Source -- Cincinnati Bengals reach deal with Trey Hendrickson
Hendrickson joins a Bengals team that ranked last in the NFL in sacks in 2020 with 17. Earlier Monday, former Cincy defensive end Carl Lawson agreed to terms with the New York Jets. Lawson was the Bengals' top edge rusher last season and created 10.5 of the team's sacks, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Sources -- New York Jets agree to deals with WR Corey Davis, DE Carl Lawson
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets made two big additions to both sides of the ball on Monday, agreeing to deals with former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis and former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson.

Dehner Jr.: Bengals sow seeds of doubt about commitment to protect Joe Burrow
Overreaction from the first day of free agency usually leads to embarrassing takes once the full expanse of the offseason unfolds. Exercising patience in the face of rapid league spending can be as tough as being a Bengals fan the past three decades. For the most part, they’ve gone together.

Bengals blueprint to an A+ free agency after slow start
Carl Lawson fled to the New York Jets for big money and a defensive guru of a head coach and the Bengals reacted by inking Trey Hendrickson of the New Orleans Saints to replace him.

2021 NFL free agency: Bengals agree to four-year deal with Trey Hendrickson, per report
The Cincinnati Bengals wasted no time replacing pass-rusher Carl Lawson, who agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the New York Jets on Day 1 of the legal tampering period. On Monday evening and in the aftermath of the Lawson deal, the club signed edge rusher Trey Hendrickson to a four-year contract worth $60 million, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The contract will pay Hendrickson $32 million in the first two years, making it quite the payday for the 26-year-old.

Report: Bengals 'In The Mix' For CB Mike Hilton
Hilton had been a valuable piece to the Steelers’ defense since taking over as their slot corner in 2017. He’s regarded as one of the top nickel cornerbacks in football with a unique blend of run defense, blitzing, and coverage.

Around the league

Hunter Henry, Patriots agree to three-year, $37.5M deal
The New England Patriots made another big splash in the free agency pool, adding tight end Hunter Henry on a three-year, $37.5 million deal, including $25 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, per a source informed of the situation.

2021 NFL free agency tracker: Signings, trades, contract details for all 32 teams
Below is a rundown of the notable NFL free-agent moves and trades made by each team as the 2021 NFL free agency negotiating window opens. This list is not intended to be complete -- it's a spotlight of the most prominent additions. Navigate to your team by clicking the divisions below:

Broncos pick up Von Miller's option; LB will play for $18M in 2021
Miller playing for $18 million, if he returns to form after missing all of 2020 due to an ankle/foot injury, is a solid number given what the market for pass-rushers has borne for players who have less upside than the perennial Pro Bowler. Palmer noted that Miller is healthy and recovered from the injury.