Cincinnati Bengals: Another Silent, "Typical", Offseason Thus Far

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Nov 27, 2011; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith (71) during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports


The Bengals, yet again have had another “typical Bengals” offseason this year.Cincinnati has failed to get long term deals done with their two key franchise players, Andre smith and Michael Johnson. Not getting the two signed resulted in the team using its franchise tag on Johnson and letting our anchor on the right side of our line test the market, big mistakes on behalf of Mike Brown and the Bengals front office.

Smith is currently on the market right now and wants a long term deal with a salary of 9 million a year. Obviously teams are not jumping out of their chair to give him the deal he’s looking for, or he would be signed by now. The Bengals I believe can get Smith by offering him a multi-year deal, paying him 8 or 8.5 million a year which in my opinion is well worth it.

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