5 Moves the Cincinnati Bengals Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

By Robb Hoff

5 Moves the Cincinnati Bengals Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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The Cincinnati Bengals must make these five moves after the NFL Draft to secure not only the success of the team in 2014 but also for future years.

5. Release Veteran Robert Geathers

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5. Release Veteran Robert Geathers

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Robert Geathers is set to begin his 11th year with the Cincinnati Bengals, but now that the team has drafted DE Will Clarke in the third round and expects more out of last year's second-round pick Margus Hunt, the time has come to release Geathers and reap nearly $ 3 million in salary cap savings.

4. Start LB Vincent Rey

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4. Start LB Vincent Rey

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Vincent Rey landed a two-year contract extension for his stellar 2013 and now must start every game and play every down alongside Vontaze Burfict. He is every bit as athletic as he is versatile.

3. Let QB Andy Dalton Play Out Contract

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3. Let QB Andy Dalton Play Out Contract

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The Cincinnati Bengals would be wise to resist the temptation to pay Andy Dalton franchise QB money until absolutely necessary. They need to let Dalton rise to the occasion in 2014 and make it impossible to deny him a jackpot contract extension.

2. Sign LB Vontaze Burfict to Contract Extension

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2. Sign LB Vontaze Burfict to Contract Extension

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The Cincinnati Bengals should immediately sign LB Vontaze Burfict to a top 10 contract at his position, which would be a seven-year deal worth nearly $ 60 million.

1. Sign WR A.J. Green to Conract Extension

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1. Sign WR A.J. Green to Conract Extension

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The Cincinnati Bengals picked up the fifth-year option to keep superstar WR A.J. Green through the 2015 season, but the one irreplaceable player that the Bengals have is Green. He is emerging as the best at his position in football and already merits being paid as such.

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