- Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer
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For some teams, this has been a busy offseason, full of major moves and mega spending.
Others, like the Cincinnati Bengals, haven't made quite as big a free agency splash. But they, too, have still addressed personnel needs that should get them spending well within the cap limit, and putting on the field players they believe will make their clubs better.
While the NFL has not yet released the 2014 regular-season schedule, we do already have an idea of who the Bengals will be playing and where. They have inter-conference matchups with the NFC South this fall, as well as games with the AFC South and fellow 2013 AFC division winners Denver and New England. The final six games on the schedule will comprise the traditional home and road tilts against the rest of the AFC North.
The league's full schedule with dates and times is expected to be announced later this month.
In the meantime, let's take a quick look back at some of the moves that defined the offseason for the Bengals' 2014 opponents. We began Thursday with the teams on the Bengals' home slate. The Friday breakdown dissected Cincinnati's road opponents. Saturday's explores the rest of the AFC North.
Losses: DE Arthur Jones (UFA, signed by Indianapolis); CB Corey Graham (UFA, signed by Buffalo); S James Ihedigbo (UFA, signed by Detroit); OT Michael Oher (UFA, signed by Tennessee); WR Tandon Doss (UFA, signed by Jacksonville); FB Vonta Leach (cut); LB Jameel McClain (cut, signed by New York Giants)
*New coach, Mike Pettine
Additions: S Donte Whitner (UFA from San Francisco); WR Nate Burleson (cut by Detroit); LB Karlos Dansby (UFA from Arizona); TE Jim Dray (UFA from Arizona); OG Paul McQuistan (UFA from Seattle); RB Ben Tate (UFA from Houston); WR Andrew Hawkins (RFA from Cincinnati); CB Isaiah Trufant (UFA from New York Jets)
Losses: C Alex Mack (transition-tagged, but expected to sign with Jacksonville); DB T.J. Ward (UFA, signed by Denver); LB D'Qwell Jackson (cut, signed by Indianapolis); QB Jason Campbell (cut, signed by Cincinnati); QB Brandon Weeden (cut, signed by Dallas); WR Davone Bess (cut); OL Oneil Cousins (UFA, signed by Tampa Bay); LB Paul Hazel (cut); OL Shaun Lauvao (UFA, signed by Washington); WR Brian Tyms (cut)
Re-signed players: K Billy Cundiff (UFA)
Additions: S Mike Mitchell (UFA from Carolina); RB LaGarrette Blount (UFA from New England); WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (UFA from Indianapolis); LB Arthur Moats (UFA from Buffalo); WR Lance Moore (cut by New Orleans); CB Brice McCain (cut by Houston); DT Cam Thomas (UFA from San Diego)
Losses: RB Jonathan Dwyer (UFA, signed with Arizona); DE Ziggy Hood (UFA, signed by Jacksonville); TE David Johnson (UFA, signed by San Diego); WR Emmanuel Sanders (UFA, signed by Denver); LB LaMarr Woodley (cut, signed by Oakland); DE Al Woods (UFA, signed with Tennessee); S Ryan Clark (UFA, signed with Washington); WR Jerricho Cotchery (UFA, signed with Carolina); C Eric Olsen (UFA, signed by Tennessee)