Saturday, March 15, 2014
Bengals' free-agency scorecard: Day 5
By Coley Harvey
We've reached Day 5 of free agency and the Cincinnati Bengals have remained comparatively quiet while also losing several of their own players in order to free up additional cap space, presumably for future signings.
This is normal for this organization. You won't hear many stories about the team going out and landing major, big-splash free agents during the first week of the signing period. Now that the first week is nearing the end, it certainly doesn't look like that will be the case. 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. Much like linebacker Vincent Rey, who re-signed with the club early Saturday morning.
To help you get caught up on where things stand with the Bengals at the start of Day 5, here's a scorecard:
Up in the air S Taylor Mays (reportedly re-signed Tuesday, but Bengals still haven't announced)
WR Andrew Hawkins (signed Browns offer sheet of four years, $13.6 million; Bengals not expected to match)