Bengals first address special teams

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said last month the team would use its NFL-high salary-cap space to keep its own players. That started with special teams.

The Bengals kept punter Kevin Huber and long snapper Clark Harris from becoming free agents next week, signing them to deals on Friday. Terms of the agreement weren't released.

Last season, Huber set Bengals records for gross punting average (46.6) and net punting average (42.0). He also placed 33 punts inside the 20-yard line, which was fifth-most in the league.

“Clark and Kevin are key specialists for us, and it’s great to have them in the fold before free agency begins,” Lewis said in a statement. “They have played well and are still young guys. They are entering what should be the prime years of their careers.”