Welcome to free agency, folks.
The NFL's ban on teams being allowed to speak with eligible free agents from other teams gets lifted at noon Saturday, officially kicking off the 2014 free agency period. On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the teams in the league will be able to sign whichever players who are free agents that they would like.
While rumors pertaining to defensive end Michael Johnson and offensive tackle Anthony Collins may dominate the chatter surrounding the Bengals this weekend, another name many of you will have your eyes on is Oakland running back Darren McFadden. Could he end up coming to Cincinnati later this month and fitting? We'll address that, among many other concerns in the mailbag below. (As a quick reminder, you can have your Bengals-related questions answered for a mailbag each weekend. Just tweet me @ColeyHarvey before Friday afternoon with your inquiry. Hashtag it #Bengalsmailbag if the question is specifically for the mailbag)
Let's get to it.