The Cincinnati Bengals have remained relatively silent in free agency thus far, opting to retain their own when reasonable and find critical depth, but the moves the front office has made will have an impact right away.
Whether it is simply bringing back a player who did not find a new home on the market (Remember the turnaround Rey Maualuga had last season despite fan backlash over his re-signing?) or the rare free-agent acquisition, the Bengals have been meticulous in their approach.
Meaningful moves such as the ones the Bengals have made this offseason not only have a potential impact on the field, they free up cap space for future extensions and continue to allow the team to build through the draft.
While minimal, let’s take a moment to break down a few moves the Bengals have made and look at how they impact the team immediately and down the line.