Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/12/13
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The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off back-to-back playoff appearances. They are loaded with young, talented players. It seems they are a team ready to contend and still on the rise.The Bengals have already started bringing back some of their numerous free agents before they're gobbled up by other teams. The special teams unit is pretty much intact with the signings of punter Huber, kicker Nugent, long snapper Harris, and running back Peerman. Cincinnati also tendered line backer Rey, safety Miles and slot receiver Hawkins. All these players were key in the Bengals top ranked special teams group in 2012.Cincinnati is also working on keeping the league's most dominant defensive line rotation intact. They have placed the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson and have re-signed Wallace Gillberry, the back up defensive end who finished the season with six-and-a-half sacks.There are a lot of signings yet to take place if the Bengals' coaches get back everyone they want, but the ...
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