Free agency started slowly for the Bengals, a little too slowly for a lot of fans. After almost no moves in the first days, they made a flurry of moves, addressing some of the positions of need on the team. They replaced the losses on the defensive line with a couple of former 1st round picks in Derrick Harvey and Jamaal Anderson. The secondary was helped by re-signing Reggie Nelson and Pacman Jones, and adding Jason Allen. Travelle Wharton was signed to upgrade the guard position to help make holes for new running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Finally, Pat Sims was brought back at defensive tackle to help shore up the run defense.