Blog Entry

Bengals unlikely to tag anyone in 2011?

Posted on: February 22, 2011 8:51 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2011 10:35 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

We're in the middle of the fast-paced world of franchise-tagging, but not everyone's been active yet, and it seems like a few teams won't even bother tagging anyone in 2011.

Like the Bengals. Cincy's second-favorite cultural icon (next to spaghetti noodles with chili sauce, of course), won't likely be using their franchise tag for the second-straight year, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

It makes sense, too, because Cedric Benson and Jonathan Joseph, the top-two candidates for such a tagging, don't really make sense in the position.

Benson would be owed more than $9 million and Joseph would require potentially north of $15 million to sign.

As Reedy notes, the Bengals would like to sign both Joseph and Leon Hall to long-term deals, but the constraints of a new CBA are as-yet unknown (unlike the frugality of Cincy's management).

For Benson and Joseph, this means they'll hit the market as unrestricted free agents -- whenever free agency starts -- and stand to make some pretty good coin. Joseph, particularly, should bankroll, as Champ Bailey's new deal with Denver on Tuesday moves him up the rankings of available cornerbacks.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:15 am

Bengals unlikely to tag anyone in 2011?

It really is was considered utterly simple and easy simple to find their way around that's why it was indeed basic to discover your data I've obliged. Excellent construction and also excellent study components!

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:15 am

Bengals unlikely to tag anyone in 2011?

The second best corner, Nhadhi Asmougha will be the #1 FA. I hope the 49ers can sign Joseph if they cant get Asmougha 

Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:10 pm

And chances are...

if they hit the market, they're probably headed elsewhere.  With Bailey re-signing, Joseph likely becomes the best cornerback available.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or