The Bengals entered free agency with the league’s most salary cap space, but they haven’t acquired a single unrestricted free agent since the signing period began last Tuesday.
So far, we’ve counted those three players, defensive linemen Kendall Langford and Andre Fluellen, guard Jacob Bell, and cornerback Aaron Ross as free agents who’ve visited the Bengals. Next Monday, they will host running backs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Michael Bush. Former Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman was also rumored to be visiting the Bengals, and tight end Kellen Davis had a Bengals visit scheduled before re-signing with Chicago.
That’s 11 guys. Zero signings.
The Bengals are apparently trying to give off the impression that they’re being aggressive in free agency. But they’re not acquiring anyone, and they’re not even trying to keep their own.