Attention Bengals Front Office: Did Someone Go on Vacation?

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May 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown watches work outs during mini camp at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports


The Browns realize they have tons of cap space, and are using it. Heck, the Pittsburgh Steelers have practically no money to spend at all, and are somehow having a more productive off-season than the Cincinnati Bengals.

I’ve been a diehard Bengals fan all my life, but this is frankly just upsetting.

Cincinnati’s ownership could potentially have picked anyone on the market that they liked and grabbed them, as they possess the ability to outbid any other team.

Cincinnati news…“Bengals showing interest in Steven Jackson.” That’s great. Mike Brown, I appreciate that you’re showing interest. Really, I do. However, while the Bengals were “showing interest,” the Atlanta Falcons were actually getting him to put pen to paper for his 2013 contract.

That’s a team that had to cut Michael Turner, John Abraham, and Dunta Robinson to save money.

We talked to Mike Goodson, and Matt Spaeth visited Cincinnati recently. Both have now officially been signed by other teams.

Bengals backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, Manny Lawson, Pat Sims, Josh Brown, and Dan Skuta have all either been signed with other teams around the league, or are close to deals. None of those potential deals are with Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, day four of Free Agency brings no new information about recent Bengals activity. Of course, that’s because there’s nothing to report. Really, I’d like to be writing this article about a new signing to bolster our offense and help Andy Dalton with his protection. I’d like to be writing about the Bengals closing in on a deal with a running back. I would love to be writing about anything related to something exciting with the Bengals.

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  • John D

    Great article. Brown is an incompetent cheapskate who thinks being average is a-ok. His idea of being aggressive in free agency is having a couple of players visit and putting them up at the Motel 6. The good teams not only draft well, they keep their good players and sign quality free agents to fill the gaps. Can’t Marvin do anything about this? This is pathetic.

  • Scott Sawyer

    Have you ever heard the saying “No news is good news” Why everyone has such a problem with the Bengals not jumping to sign a bunch of free agents is beyond me.In the recent years we have used the draft.We have not lost any players of utmost importance this yr.All the cap space we have left will be going to rookies this yr a couple unsigned free agents of our own,and AJ,Geno and Carlos for next year.If everybody should be whining about anything it should be we aren’t looking for Dalton’s replacement fast enough.17-15 isnt admirable for a players first 2 years but being the fact only one of those 17 wins was against a team with a winning record has future choke artist written all over it to me.And besides 6 or 8 weeks after the season starts we will all be laughing about all the money Miami forked out and what little return they are getting for it.Oh and by the way here is another FA fact for ya.Peyton Manning 20 mil yr 0-1 in playoffs as a Bronco.Tim Tebow 1.1 mil yr 1-1 in playoffs as a Bronco.

  • Tony Coen

    Don’t they have to spend most of the cap space?

  • Kevin Sullivan

    You won’t have a problem with this years FA when they are re signing Geno AJ. And andy next year. Calm down and be patient.

  • James Combs

    hey the bengals do this every year,they want to keep the money in pocket then spend it on players,as long as they get asses in the seats,and contracts that pay mr. brown thats all he cares about,he dont want to win a championship by forking out high dollars to players thats why thier the welfare team of the nfl.

  • Josh Bresser

    I wish Mike Brown would take a vacation from owning the Bengals…a permanent one.