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2017 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have about $18 million in cap space with their free agency moves accounted for, including Tyler Eifert's one-year contract that counts $4.625 million against the salary cap ($1 million base salary, $3 million signing bonus, $1 million available in per-game roster bonuses, $500K workout bonus). Taking into account an estimated $7 million to sign draft picks, along with all the other expenses this year (practice squad, college free agents, incentives, players signed to replace injured players, etc), that number is probably closer to $2 million for their budgeting purposes. The numbers will fluctuate depending on what happens during the year and that will determine how much they roll over next year.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are in the market for a center now after free agent Russell Bodine signed a two-year deal with the Bills on Monday. Without any obvious options on the roster or in free agency, it's likely the team will target that position in the draft. The Bengals said at the NFL scouting combine that they were interested in having Bodine back, but ultimately that didn't happen. It's a whole new offensive line this year with a new o-line coach, new left tackle and now a new center pending.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Monday hosted former Bengals linebacker Kevin Minter on a free-agent visit, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. The Bills have a need at middle linebacker after Preston Brown signed with the Bengals last week.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills LB Preston Brown's one-year deal with the Bengals is worth $4 million with a $2 million signing bonus. He gets a $1 million base salary and a $1 million workout bonus. Also has a $250,000 incentive for the Pro Bowl.

Time for Bengals to part ways with Burfict? (1:40)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills are schedule to host free-agent center Russell Bodine on a visit, a source confirmed Sunday. Bodine, 25, started the past four seasons for Cincinnati. His visit means the Bills might not give backup Ryan Groy by default the starting job formerly held by Eric Wood. NFL Network first reported Bodine's visit.

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5dKatherine Terrell

Barkley signs with Bengals to back up Dalton

Matt Barkley, who hasn't played in an NFL game since 2016, has signed a two-year deal to be the Bengals' backup quarterback behind starter Andy Dalton.

Schefter: Burfict suspension about PEDs to aid injuries (1:10)
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6dAdam Schefter

Sources: Bengals' Burfict violates PED policy

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will appeal a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to league sources.

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6dMike Rodak

Bengals sign ex-Bills LB Preston Brown

Linebacker Preston Brown, who tied for the NFL lead in tackles last season, signed with the Bengals on Friday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are signing linebacker Preston Brown to a one-year deal, source confirms. Brown played the past four seasons for the Bills, playing in every game. NewYorkUpstate.com first reported the signing.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Bill's writer Mike Rodak, Bills FA linebacker Preston Brown will sign a one-year deal with the Bengals. He's a Cincinnati native.

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7dKatherine Terrell

Tyler Eifert's best bet was to return to Cincinnati

In the absence of an offer in free agency, Tyler Eifert takes a one-year, prove-it deal with the Bengals and will hope to be healthy and productive.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals officially announced the re-signing of punter Kevin Huber today. He'll be signed through the next three seasons.

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7dMike Rodak

Bills sign QB McCarron to two-year contract

The Bills have signed AJ McCarron to a two-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. After several veteran quarterbacks found new teams this week, Buffalo was perhaps the only remaining spot where the former Bengals QB could start.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, OT Andre Smith will sign with the Cardinals on a a two-year, $8 million deal. The Bengals brought Smith back last year after he spent a season with the Vikings, but after trading for Cordy Glenn, re-signing him was probably not as big of a priority.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals agreed to terms with punter Kevin Huber, according to a source. He will return for a ninth season in Cincinnati. Bengals didn't have anyone behind him, so they would've had to find a new punter if he had left. So he and Clark Harris will be back next year.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a news release that the trade for Cordy Glenn was part of the offseason focus on the offensive line. “We are excited to acquire a player who has been an accomplished starting tackle in the league," Lewis said. "Cordy is young and proven, and he's excited about being here.”

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals defensive lineman Chris Smith will sign with the Browns in free agency, according to a source. Smith drew interest on the market after showing potential last season as a piece of the Bengals DL rotation. His versatility was likely one of the reasons the Bengals traded with the Jaguars to get him last offseason. Former Bengals DC Paul Guenther said at the time that he was really impressed with him after watching him on film.

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.127th
Rushing Yards85.431st
Points For18.126th
Points Against21.816th

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