I know this is the least of our worries right now. But i thought it'd be nice to have if we get any thoughts.
Right now I would say our needs are: RB,S, and WR.
WR: I think our WRs have some good potential, if we can bring in another guy like Green, who can come in and make an immediate impact we should be good there foe a while. Not necessarily as good as Green, but somebody who can maybe decide an outcome of a game.
S: If we can get a good safety who can strengthen up our secondary, I think were set up to have a pretty darn good defense in the future.
RB: Just anybody who can get us yards! We need a run game if we want to be legitimate contenders.
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We need LB all the way, Rey sucks and Lawson who is not very good anyway will be a free agent. There's also Thomas Howard but he is not that good and will be coming from a tough injury. Burfict seems like the only sure thing, which is pretty incredible lol
We might look at DE as well if we cant re-sign Michael Johnson, I'm afraid he will ask for too much, I'd save the money to extend Dalton, Green and Geno later and we know how cheap Mike Brown is anyway.
As you said RB and S are big needs too.
As for WR I think with Sanu back next year we'll be fine, maybe draft someone late in the draft or sign a FA but I would not waste an early pick on it.
Maualuga has looked pretty good since he shed the weight actually. Also Thomas Howard is a pretty good LB.. But yes it wouldn't hurt to get LB's. We at least need some depth. I also don't think we need WR... Sanu was looking like he will make a good #2 until he got hurt. RB and S I agree with. Also, I agree about DE because we may not be able to keep Michael Johnson now. I would probably like to see a little more depth at CB. Not really sure who at CB is staying or going next year.
I think signing Harrison would be great. Still can play, great leadership, and he would be the physical force that I think we've been needing on this defense for a while. I think he would make us the best pass rushing D in the league for sure. It could be better, but I think Harrison and Maybin could solve our LB depth problem. Its looking like Dansby will be a no go. Hes wanting more money than we are willing to give, but if we can lock up Harrison and Dansby.... I cant even imagine.
Alex Smith could help us. I think hes more of a depth guy for us than anything, but he would give us pretty good options for a double TE package.
Kerry Rhodes would be fanstasic. Hes not the best long term option but he can give us some time to draft a player and produce him.
Mike Pollak will give us some depth on the O-line that we need. He'll give us options for rotations, and let us keep fresh legs on the field.
If we can nab Rhodes, Harrison, and or Dansby, I think that lets us go with BPA in the draft, after our first three picks in the first two rounds. WR and RB would be my guess as to what we'll do with two of those picks.
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Definitely good to be a Bengals fan... We haven't lost much and we could possibly be gaining quite a few FA's like you were saying. Plus we have the draft and the extra 2nd rounder from OAK. We nail this draft and we can be onto something BIG.