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Thursday, March 15, 2012
'Stormy' start for Bengals in free agency

By Jamison Hensley

The Bengals missed out on the top two guards in the free-agent market and aren't in pursuit of the third-best one (former Bengals guard Evan Mathis). They sat out the early run on wide receivers. And they watched one of the their free-agent priorities go to a division rival when defensive end Frostee Rucker signed with the Cleveland Browns.

But it's too early to make brash judgments because the Bengals can make up ground with their upcoming free-agent visits. That is, if they can get their targeted players to the city of Cincinnati.

Dolphins free-agent defensive lineman Kendall Langford posted on Twitter that his flight got diverted to Lexington, Ky., because of storms in Cincinnati. Not sure if this is a bad sign, but this is certainly not a good one. The Bengals are among several teams interested in Langford, a four-year starter for the Dolphins, so they better make sure his flight doesn't get re-routed to another NFL city.