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There are some STEALS in free agency this off-season.
If the Bengals actually get off their lazy butts and get out there, wide receiver, o-line and d-line can all obtain at least some form of a up-grade, if not huge ones.
For WR, Sidney Rice, Vincent Jackson and Steve Breaston are all receivers who would be leaving bad spots for a potentially better one. If there's one thing Mike will write a big check for, it's recievers. So why not get someone who will actually play some games and contribute!(I'm looking at you Coles and Antonio Bryant) This will add to an already talented core of wide-outs who actually run good routes. That will at least drop the the INT rate of Pick Machine Palmer.
O-line has Jared Gauthier, Doug Free, and Matt Light on the market. None of these are particularly sexy picks, but they are all better then Andre Smith. They would all be bargains as well, so this would at least help the line a little without a big pay check.
D-line however is where the real prizes are. Haloti Ngata, Ray Edwards and Pat Williams are all dominant players. Edwards actually has some connections to the Cincy area. Now they really shouldn't add older players, but in this case they simply need some leadership and these guys would bring it. Plus this positions could wait until next year to find suitable long-term replacements, just sign big names to bring in the fans and to fill up seats.
Mike would have to hand out some serious green, but he would make it all back I promise you. If he shows that he's serious about changing Cincy's image. Of course this is Mike Brown we are talking about. Which brings us to my final point...