Free Agency 2013
Stories surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals and free agency in 2013.
Karlos Dansby's Deal Similar To James Harrison's
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.
Offensive Weapons Are In Place--No More Excuses
Over the past few years, the Bengals' offense has had the image of holding the team back and having some glaring holes. The team has slowly addressed them and it's time for the excuses to go away.
Andre Smith Looks Good Despite Contract Holdout
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.
Bengals Still Likely To Re-Sign LB Thomas Howard
In a Cincy Jungle/Who-Dey Weekly interview with Bengals.com Editor Geoff Hobson, he indicated that the club will likely still re-sign veteran linebacker Thomas Howard.
Free Agency Points To Culture Shift In Cincinnati?
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?
More Details On Andre Smith's Contract
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.
Details And Quotes About Andre Smith Deal
The Bengals made it known that one of their biggest priorities of this offseason to re-sign Andre Smith and they have done so. There are some details trickling in about the new contract.
Breaking: Bengals Re-Sign Andre Smith
The Bengals re-signed offensive tackle Andre Smith.
James Harrison: "I Feel Like I Have 3 Years Left"
Freshly signed linebacker James Harrison had a conference call today with the Cincinnati media. During the call, Harrison shed a little light on why he chose the Bengals and what he thinks he can bring to the team.
Bengals And Tight End Alex Smith Reach Agreement
The Bengals have ramped up their free agency strategy over the past couple of weeks and added a veteran backup to their roster on Tuesday.
Shayne Graham Signs With Cleveland Browns
Former Bengals kicker Shayne Graham landed back in the AFC North on Monday after agreeing to terms with the Cleveland Browns.
Bengals Officially Re-Sign WR Hawkins and S Miles
After the Bengals offered them one-year deals back in March, the duo of Andrew Hawkins and Jeromy Miles finally signed their tenders on Monday, officially bringing them back into the fold for 2013.
Bengals And LB James Harrison Have Mutual Interest
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.
Bengals Reportedly Nearing Deal With TE Alex Smith
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.
Bengals Announce Pollak Signing; Waive WR Tuinei
The Bengals are starting to make some moves shortly before the draft. One we previously knew about and the other was a reaction to the new signing.
Report: Bengals Re-Sign RB Scott To One-Year Deal
Recent reports from Bengals.com Editor Geoff Hobson and The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy noted that the Bengals have a one-year deal in place to re-sign free agent running back, Bernard Scott.
Mailbag: A Spot For Dansby And Which Free Agent RB
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.
James Harrison Visiting Bengals Thursday
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is visiting the Bengals on Thursday, according to sources.
Bengals Re-Expressed Interest In RB Ahmad Bradshaw
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.
Bengals Reportedly Thought About Trade For McClain
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.
Cleveland Browns Sign Wide Receiver David Nelson
The Cleveland Browns continued their roster overhaul on Monday by signing former Buffalo Bills wide receiver, David Nelson.
Bengals Worked Out RB Felix Jones Recently
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.
Eric Winston And Dallas Cowboys In Contract Talks
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.
2013 NFL Free Agency: 'Window Closing' on Smith
Due to the depth at the offensive tackle position in the draft, the window is closing on the Bengals re-signing Andre Smith, according to league sources.
An AFC North Three-Round Mock From NFL Network
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks go through a three-round mock draft for one of the NFL's toughest divisions.
The Longer The Wait, The More Problems For Bengals
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.
Andre Smith Negotiations Have Familiar Feel
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.
Bengals Announce Uniform Numbers For Five Players
On Tuesday, the Bengals took care of a few housekeeping details, announcing new uniform numbers for five players.
Willie Anderson Shares His Wisdom
Former Bengals great Willie Anderson shared his feelings on the stalemate between the Bengals and Andre Smith.
Colt McCoy Traded To San Francisco 49ers
The Cleveland Browns finally dealt embattled quarterback Colt McCoy to the San Francisco 49ers after a couple of seasons worth of trade rumors surrounding the youngster.
ESPN Free Agency Grades: Bengals Earn Low Marks
Less than three weeks into the new free agency period, ESPN is already assigning grades. The Bengals did not fare well.
Dallas Cowboys And Tony Romo Agree To Mega-Deal
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.
2013 NFL Free Agency: Predicting Smith's Contract
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy predicts Andre Smith's future contract based on other free agency signings.
Fitzpatrick: Bengals Were "Definitely An Option"
Former Bengals backup and Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick explains why he chose Tennessee as his destination and makes a few observations from his meeting with the Bengals.
Bengals officially announce signing of Adam Jones
The Bengals officially announced the re-signing of free agent cornerback and punt returner Adam Jones.
Ravens Sign Dumervil; Had Sights On Harrison Too
Even though their salary cap space is limited, the Baltimore Ravens found a way to pull off a major move in free agency. The move should help their depleted defensive roster immediately.
Cincinnati, I just want to say thank you accepting my family and I with open arms. We couldn’t have asked for a better home these past four years. I will always have nothing but love for you.— samaje perine (@samajp32) March 14, 2023
Happy Birthday to our guy with the smooth moves— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 28, 2023
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.@ljw21 is a BALL HAWK— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 25, 2023
His 7 career INTs are the most by a LB since he was drafted in 2020. pic.twitter.com/LhLWVwHrTe