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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Bengals free-agency scorecard: Day 3

By Coley Harvey

We've reached Day 3 of free agency and the Cincinnati Bengals are still keeping comparatively quiet.

As has been mentioned often, this is normal for this organization. You won't hear many stories about it going out and landing major, big-splash free agents during the first week of the signing period. It's in the draft where the Bengals like to make their personnel noise, and anticipate doing so again this May.

The players who will be signed by the Bengals between now and the beginning of May will primarily be those who already had contracts with the team. Unrestricted and restricted free agents who the Bengals didn't let get away have already comprised the few signings they have made and should continue to largely do so.

To help you get caught up on where things stand with the Bengals at the start of Day 3, here's a scorecard:

Signed
OG/C Mike Pollak (re-signed Saturday)
WR/PR/KR Brandon Tate (re-signed Tuesday)

Gone
DE Michael Johnson (signed with Tampa Bay on Tuesday)
C Kyle Cook (cut Tuesday)
OT Anthony Collins (signed with Tampa Bay on Thursday after mulling offer from Cincinnati)
LB James Harrison (cut Thursday)

Up in the air
S Taylor Mays (reportedly re-signed Tuesday, but Bengals still haven't announced)
WR Andrew Hawkins (signed Browns offer sheet, but Bengals expected to match, bringing the restricted free agent back)

Visiting
G Uche Nwaneri (cut by Jaguars; expected to visit Cincinnati on Thursday)

Other remaining 2014 free agents
OT Dennis Roland (UFA)
LB Mike Boley (UFA)
S Chris Crocker (UFA)
CB Brandon Ghee (UFA)
P Zoltan Mesko (UFA)
TE Alex Smith (UFA)
LB Vincent Rey (RFA)
WR Dane Sanzenbacher (RFA)