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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Tag, You’re It!

The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t use the Franchise Tag on Sunday, but neither did a lot of other teams, creating interesting Free Agency opportunities. We look at one defensive option set to hit the open market, as well as the tight end position, wherein the team seems to be very interested.

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The 2023 NFL Combine is in the books and the Cincinnati Bengals did their due diligence with a number of intriguing prospects. One position group getting a lot of pre-draft attention by the club was the tight ends, showing their keen interest there.

More immediately, their eyes are on free agency to fill needs. They didn’t tag anyone, but they’re going to go after many of their own free agents, while also looking for outside help.

We profile one defensive lineman this week, who could be a useful utility player on the defensive line. Cincinnati needs a pass-rushing boost up front and this particular player could be a handy tool for Lou Anarumo.

This week:

  • The Bengals didn’t use the franchise tag on a couple of players who could have been good candidates.
  • Cincinnati does seem intent on re-signing Hayden Hurst this offseason and for more than one good reason.
  • We go over the latest with Joe Mixon.
  • Lamar Jackson is in a bit of a limbo with the type of franchise tag he received.
  • A versatile defensive lineman from the Arizona Cardinals could bring interest from the Bengals.
  • And more!

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