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Defensive end Wallace Gilberry received a three-year deal over the weekend.
The Bengals spent the days leading up to free agency re-signing some of their own key players and impending free agents, focusing heavily on special teams.
March 22: The Bengals have announced the re-signing of backup right tackle Dennis Roland. Details of the deal are as of yet unknown.
March 22: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that the Bengals have brought on free agent quarterback Josh Johnson to back up Andy Dalton; his is a two-year deal.
March 21: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enqurier reports that the Bengals have re-signed cornerback and special teams ace Adam Jones to a three-year deal.
March 18: ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that the Bengals have re-signed middle linebacker Rey Maualuga to a two-year, $6.5 million contract.
March 14: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals hosted free agent receiver and returner Ted Ginn, Jr., and quarterback Josh Johnson on Thursday.
March 13: The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson is reporting that free agent Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims has signed with the Oakland Raiders. It is a one-year deal.
March 13: Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com has confirmed that the Bengals are meeting with free agent Raiders running back Mike Goodson.
March 13: Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com tweeted that the Bengals may take a look at quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday. The Bengals have a void at the backup position after free agent Bruce Gradkowski left for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
March 13: Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com spoke with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who said the team is close to coming to agreement with free agent right tackle Andre Smith and that there are also a few other deals in the works.
March 13: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that free agent Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga is meeting with the Arizona Cardinals today.
March 13: Free agent Bengals linebacker Manny Lawson has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills. Yahoo! Sports' Jason Colesays Lawson will get a four-year deal worth $12 million, including $7 million in the first two years.
March 12: Geathers' new deal is worth $9.5 million and is for three years, says CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora.
March 12: ESPN's Jamison Hensley says that the Cincinnati Bengals are interested in free agent running back Beanie Wells. Divisional rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers also have interest.
March 12: The Bengals have re-signed defensive end Robert Geathers, reports Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. The details of the deal have yet to be released.
March 10: The Bengals retained kicker Mike Nugent for two more years (financials yet to be disclosed), indicating that they won't be needing the services of Josh Brown, who was handed the starting job in December when Nugent was injured. They also brought back defensive end Wallace Gilberry on a three-year deal worth $6.75 million; he had 6.5 sacks in 2012. Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com says the combined 2013 cap bit for Nugent and Gilberry should be in the $3 to $4 million range.
March 10: In the same column, Hobson adds that the Bengals and defensive end Robert Geathers are hoping to come to terms on a new deal.
March 8: The Bengals re-signed long snapper Clark Harris and punter Kevin Huber; the financial details aren't yet available but Huber tweeted that his new contract is good for five years.
March 7: The Bengals gave a two-year deal to running back and special teams ace Cedric Peerman (details on the cost yet to come); safety Jeromy Miles received the lowest-possible restricted-free-agent tender for the year, worth $1.323 million; and wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and linebacker Vincent Rey both received exclusive-rights free-agent tenders, worth $555,000 apiece.
March 2: Free-agent Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith was reported to wantaround $9 million per year in his new deal (per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk); whether he'll get that from Cincinnati or elsewhere is the big question.
March 1: the Bengals became the only AFC North team to use the franchise tag this year, giving it to defensive end Michael Johnson. It is worth $11.175 million this year and could be an entree into full-scale contract negotiations.