One simply has to look at the Cincinnati Bengals' cap situation to understand that the front office has drastically modernized in recent years in regard to talent retention and financial balance.
There are no excessive contracts in the Queen City. There is no concern about the cap. Due to excellent talent acquisition and great negotiations, the Bengals are in a prime position to retain most of their top players in the coming years.
This is a far cry as to how things were for more than a decade when top players such as Corey Dillion and Justin Smith were sure to bolt. Now, names such as Geno Atkins, Leon Hall, Carlos Dunlap and numerous others are locked up long-term on cap-friendly deals.
The following slideshow will break down every single cap hit currently on the Bengals roster and the overall situation at each position.