The Cincinnati Bengals made big splashes in free agency this year and head into training camp with solid cap space to work out extensions with key names.
But why not look to free agency?
It probably sounds odd to talk about free agency right now given the unknowns of training camp and beyond — but it’s also odd to still see names like Jadeveon Clowney widely available.
Here are a few free agents that might fit the Bengals if they decided to make further additions.
In a not-so-unusual development right now, the Cincinnati Bengals haven't signed some key free agents or any members of their draft class -- including No. 1 pick Joe Burrow.
But the organization doesn't anticipate any issues on the Burrow front, as recently noted by Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:
"The Bengals haven't expected snags signing Burrow, a process that figures to mirror the arrival of him in the facility. They seem prepared to follow the contracts signed by Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, quarterbacks and the last two overall No. 1 picks."
The Bengals, like many franchises, have hit snags in simply...
The Cincinnati Bengals plan to start training camp normally near the end of July barring a change in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA.
As it stands currently, these are the key dates to know:
July 21: Rookies report
July 23: Rookies get on the field and veteran QBs and injured players report
July 28: Veterans report
This is all very much a tentative schedule -- and it has some wrinkles. The rookies have to get tested for coronavirus after reporting, so whether they're on the field two days later remains to be seen. Same story for all other arrivals.
New Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman D.J. Reader has come away from virtual meetings with players and coaches impressed with Joe Burrow.
Not that players or coaches being impressed with Burrow is any sort of shocking development at this point. He's been a clear-cut leader in virtual meetings already and his grasp of the mental side of the game has left coaches impressed.
But Reader weaved in Burrow's presence on social media, actions in meets and said he's looking forward to helping him grow as a player during an interview with GMFB:
"In Zoom meetings and things he's been really good. Really calm,...