Breaking Down Bengals 2013 Salary Cap: Where Is Money Best Spent?

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Breaking Down Bengals 2013 Salary Cap: Where Is Money Best Spent?
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Before this past season, the Bengals hadn't made playoff appearances in back-to-back seasons in thirty years. Seeking a playoff three-peat in 2013, the Bengals' front office will be busy this off-season. Among the many topics discussed will be player personnel and how to maximize the salary cap.

The 2013 salary cap is predicted to be around $121 million according to NFL sources. The team with the most projected cap space, at $55.1 million, is the Cincinnati Bengals. With money to throw around and an emerging young talent on the field, the Bengals have a chance to make franchise-changing moves in free agency and the NFL Draft.

Several players have expiring contracts this year and owner Mike Brown and company have some key decisions to make. Finding the appropriate balance between experience, potential and compensation is what sets franchises apart and the Bengals have decisions to make at some key positions, starting at the quarterback...

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