Free Agency 2013
Stories surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals and free agency in 2013.
The Bengals were once interested in veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby, but then heavily pursued and signed James Harrison. Dansby subsequently signed a contract with the Cardinals and his new contract details have been released.
The Bengals and right tackle Andre Smith finally came to an agreement last weekend to bring him back for the next three years. One lingering concern was what kind of shape that he would be in--Geoff Hobson quells our fears in that regard.
In years past, the Bengals were an afterthought in free agency and were primarily used by players for negotiation leverage. A few players on the open market made it known that they wanted to be in Cincinnati. Is the team revitalizing its image?
The pleasantly surprising news came out on Friday that the Bengals had re-signed their big offensive tackle, Andre Smith. Though we knew it was a three-year, $18 million deal, we didn't know other specifics. We have a bit clearer picture now.
The Bengals have had a busy week hosting and signing players, all of which has hit an apex on Friday. One of the biggest names on the free agent market continues to be connected to Cincinnati.
The Bengals are seemingly trying to get deals done before the weekend hits and another may be coming down the pike, according to a report from Geoff Hobson.
We take a look at an interesting question from one of our loyal readers about free agent running backs and why Karlos Dansby is a great fit for Cincinnati and which spot he'd best be suited to play, if signed.
The Bengals' free agency interests seem to be making the rounds of a good portion of the remaining big-name free agents. Another prominent name surfaced as being a possible connection with Cincinnati.
When the Raiders sent out word around the league that they were open to trading former first round linebacker Rolando McClain, the Bengals may have been interested.
After the dust has settled on the frenzied first few days and weeks of free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals are still kicking the tires on some available players. They had one in at a position that needs some major help for a workout recently.
A recent report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter has another prominent offensive tackle close to being off of the market. The options outside of Andre Smith are running low for the Bengals and Smith himself is running out of options.
When you lay out a plan that forces you to put all of your eggs in one basket, there's a chance for things to backfire. Because of one major free agent contract squabble, the Bengals may have backed themselves into a corner, of sorts.
The Bengals and Andre Smith are at a contract standstill this offseason, which is frustrating many fans. The sad thing about the situation is that it isn't the first time that negotiating a contract between the two parties has gotten ugly.
The Dallas Cowboys have been very quiet during free agency this year, but that's likely because they had a huge contract to work out with their quarterback. On Friday, multiple sources confirmed that Tony Romo has agreed to terms with the team.