Bengals' free-agency scorecard: Day 9

We've reached Day 9 of free agency and the Cincinnati Bengals have remained comparatively quiet while also losing several of their own players in order to free up additional cap space, presumably for future signings.

This is normal for this organization. You won't hear many stories about the team going out and landing major, big-splash free agents during the first few days of the signing period. It's in the draft where the Bengals like to make their personnel noise, and anticipate doing so again this May.

While they have made a push to bring in and review a few external free agents who should draw relatively cheap price tags, they aren't in the market for making many big-name signings, even if they still have close to $26 million in cap space. Again, look for a good chunk of that money to go toward the future re-signings of A.J. Green, Vontaze Burfict and Andy Dalton.

Including one or more of those three, the players who will be signed by the Bengals between now and the beginning of May will primarily be those who already had contracts with the team. So far, those are the only ones who they have signed. (Dontay Moch was claimed off waivers from Arizona, but he was originally drafted by the Bengals and spent the first two seasons of his career in Cincinnati)

To help you get caught up on where things stand with the Bengals at the start of Day 9, here's a scorecard:


OG/C Mike Pollak (re-signed the Saturday before free agency)

WR/PR/KR Brandon Tate (re-signed last Tuesday)

DE Dontay Moch (signed off waivers from Arizona on Friday)

LB Vincent Rey (re-signed Saturday)

S Taylor Mays (officially signed Monday)


DE Michael Johnson (signed with Tampa Bay last Tuesday)

C Kyle Cook (cut last Tuesday)

OT Anthony Collins (signed with Tampa Bay last Thursday after mulling offer from Cincinnati)

LB James Harrison (cut last Thursday)

CB Brandon Ghee (signed with San Diego last Thursday)

WR Andrew Hawkins (signed Browns offer sheet; Bengals didn't match it Tuesday, so he's off to Cleveland)


OG Uche Nwaneri (visited Friday after being cut by Jacksonville)

OG Vladimir Ducasse (visited Friday; UFA who spent 2013 with the Jets)

OT Marshall Newhouse (visited Tuesday; UFA who spent 2013 with Green Bay)

DE Robert Ayers (visited Tuesday; UFA who spent 2013 with Denver)

Other remaining 2014 free agents

OT Dennis Roland (UFA)

LB Mike Boley (UFA)

S Chris Crocker (UFA)

P Zoltan Mesko (UFA)

TE Alex Smith (UFA)

WR Dane Sanzenbacher (RFA)