2016 Bengals FA Period Wrap-Up

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  1. UofCWildcat

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    The Cincinnati Bengals had a lot (and i mean A LOT) of holes to fill with this years FA Class. Over 20 open roster spots but some major needs that had to be looked at immediately. Thankfully the Bengals have signed some good guys and are hoping to get some guys they are in battles with.

    Signed Free Agents
    SS Roman Harper: 83 overall/ 33 years old
    WR Mike Williams: 83 overall/ 32 years old
    FB Earnest Graham: 82 overall/ 35 years old
    CB Justin Tryon: 79 overall/ 32 years old
    DT C.J. Mosley: 78 overall/ 33 years old
    WR Jerricho Cotchery: 77 overall/ 34 years old
    WR Antonio Bryant: 77 overall/ 33 years old
    RG Mackensy Bernadeau: 77 overall/ 30 years old
    P Nick Harris: 76 overall/ 38 years old
    C Kyle Cook: 75 overall/ 32 years old
    LG Chris Scott: 74 overall/ 29 years old

    Hopefuls
    CB Chris Houston: 88 overall/ 31 years old
    FS Michael Griffin: 87 overall/ 31 years old
    CB Terrell Thomas: 82 overall/ 31 years old
    QB Chad Henne: 81 overall/ 31 years old
    LT Mike Adams: 80 overall/ 26 years old
    TE Orsen Charles: 78 overall/ 25 years old
    RT Johnathan Scott: 77 overall/ 33 years old

    Spotlights
    1. Chris Houston: Getting this guy would make the starting duo of Leon Hall and Houston a force in the AFC North. Houston adds another shut down corner in a passing league and would allow Coco Wasonga to settle into the Nickle Corner which he is more suitable for.
    2. Roman Harper: There was a big need to replace the out of place Taylor Mays. While Mays was a good asset, he was not the best SS. This is why the veteran Harper will fit in fine to the Bengals D.
    3. Kyle Cook: While not an elite Center, resigning Cook was a must as the Bengals were left without a Center. The familiarity to the system really helped both sides reach an agreement early in the FA process.
    4. Orsen Charles: This is almost a must sign. Sure the Bengals could get another TE in the draft but like Cook, familiarity plays a huge role here. Unable to reach an agreement in the signing period, Charles has tested FA and the Oakland Raiders are fighting hard for Charles. It's down to the wire for who gets him though.
    5. Chad Henne: Henne is a veteran who has had good stints in places before. Being the Back-up to Andy Dalton will hopefully light a fire under the Red Rocket's ass and make him perform to his standards.
     
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  2. The Richuation

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    I assume you're taking more of a "win now" approach...
     
  3. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Did their ages give that away?
     
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