Marvin Lewis can build his team without your help, OK?
The Bengals coach got defensive Sunday when talking about what Cincinnati has done in the free-agent market so far. While the Bengals signed several of their own players before free agency opened Tuesday, they have signed only one player — also one of their own — since.
Lewis said the team has looked at several players and “decided to pass,” according to Joe Reedy of The Cincinnati Enquirer, but he saved his best comments for another angle of the discussion. In what appeared to be a response to a Sunday column by Enquirer writer Paul Daugherty that called Lewis to go out and sign splashier free agents, Lewis took some swipes at a few wide receiver graybeards.
“[Bengals receiver] Mo Sanu [is] way ahead of where one certain receiver [Chad Johnson] was in his second year playing in the National Football League,” Lewis said, according to Reedy. “I’ll go on record saying that.”
Having finished with Johnson, Lewis moved on to another ...