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Bengals News (3/9): The time is now

Duke Tobin says the Bengals will stay aggressive in free agency this offseason.

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Quick Hits: Bengals look to make moves in free agency
Although he called free agency "unpredictable," and didn't want to make any pronouncements about a process known to be more than mutable, Tobin also said, "We're not going to sit on our hands," as he made his first public comments of the offseason.

How Bengals can build around Joe Burrow in the draft and free agency
"I think we've got one of the premier, best young quarterbacks in the game, and we're going to do everything we can to build around him and give him the opportunity to really shine and show what he can do," Tobin said Monday in his first media availability in nearly a year. "It's going to start with him."

NFL free agency 2021: Under-the-radar targets for Bengals
It’s not too outlandish to think the Bengals could do so again in 2021 given the state of the roster. But with some big names of their own to pay up (William Jackson, Carl Lawson), they could also target some second-wave or later players to walk the salary cap tightrope.

Deconstructing Duke Tobin's quotes on Bengals' roster, Joe Burrow, Zac Taylor
At the top of the list of themes coming from our first 20 minutes on the record with Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin in six months was the sound of a man looking to be aggressive in the early waves of free agency to address the club’s roster.

How Much Will New England Patriots Guard Joe Thuney Cost the Cincinnati Bengals in Free Agency?
He's at the top of most Bengals' fans wish list. Thuney went to Alter High School, which is about an hour from downtown Cincinnati. Bringing the Ohio native back to his home state to protect Joe Burrow is a popular storyline.

A Patriots trade could bring Bengals one step closer to Joe Thuney in free agency
Thuney is one of Cincinnati’s top potential targets this offseason merely because he’s one of the top guards in the NFL. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a local guy, either.

Around the league

Five takeaways from Dak Prescott's huge deal with Cowboys
As a result, Prescott's gruesome leg injury -- suffered in the Cowboys' fifth game of the 2020 season, sending the team into a frequently unsightly carousel of Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert -- accomplished the remarkable, increasing Prescott's leverage and assuring that the Cowboys' slow-playing of their embrace of their franchise quarterback would cost them dearly.

Giants expected to franchise tag DL Leonard Williams
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the New York Giants are expected to use the franchise tag on Leonard Williams for the second straight season, per a source informed of the situation.

Titans trade first-round pick Isaiah Wilson to Dolphins
Wilson, the 2020 first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, has been traded to the Miami Dolphins, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The Titans are sending Wilson and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Dolphins for a 2021 seventh-round selection.

Trent Brown trade: Patriots to acquire Raiders tackle, swap 2022 picks
Brown has reworked his deal, agreeing to a new one-year, $11 million contract as part of the agreement, per sources, allowing him to be a free agent after the 2021 season. Previously, he had two years and 29.5 million left on his Las Vegas contract.