Found February 20, 2013 on
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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Bengals HC Marvin Lewis hasn’t decided whether or not to use their franchise tag in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to continue to try to negotiate with our players, guys coming into their productive years,” said Lewis.
Albert Breer reports that there’s “not much traction” between the the Bengals and impending free agent DE Michael Johnson regarding a long-term contract extension.
Breer adds that Johnson is the guy to watch in regards to the Bengals’ franchise tag.
Andre Smith is other candidate for the designation, but Johnson could end up being the more sought after free agent of the two. Cincinnati has plenty of cap space to work with this offseason, so there’s actually a decent enough chance that they could sign one of them and franchise other with the intention of working on a long-term deal before the start of the 2013 season.
We have Smith and Johnson listed as the No. 11 and No. 15 best available players in our Top 50 Free Agents li
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According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Cincinnati Bengals will likely pass on re-signing linebacker Rey Maualuga.
Maualuga played in a career-high 1025 snaps during the 2012 season, but struggled with game-to-game consistency. The former second-round pick out of the 2009 NFL Draft started all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career.
With Maualuga likely...
Until free agency begins in a few weeks, it is difficult to know just how the Bengals are crafting their approach to the draft. And the group that we could debate about most over what the right approach would be is the wide receivers.
The need for a receiver not named A.J. Green to be a legitimate threat on the field was the most discussed topic of last year’s offseason. It was...
When is the last time you can remember the Bengals having a formidable secondary? Not just good corners (Joseph/Hall), but an entire secondary? It’s been a while. You might cite the ’05 team that generated turnovers at a prolific rate, but I could also argue that their steep decline in ’06 indicated that they were more opportunistic that year than daunting.
Practice Makes Perfect… Spending nearly two weeks in Daytona and competing in 5 races prior to his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut, Larson has spent plenty of time at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Claiming an impressive second-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 last Saturday, the young driver gained some drafting experience in his first restrictor-plate race...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Larson spent a lot of time watching short-track races via online videos, and he was left with one impression.
"I don't get to do this short-track stock car stuff very often," said Larson, the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion with a busy background in open-wheel sprint and midget cars on dirt. "...