Kevin Zeitler - Signed with the Browns

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    Kevin Zeitler - Signed with the Browns

    Are the Bengals really gonna let him walk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Are the Bengals really gonna let him walk?
    I am assuming they don't want to pay market value for him.

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    Are they perhaps playing Whitworth and Zeitler the way that the Steelers did Brown and Bell? Perhaps they are trying to get a deal done with one of those two and then will franchise tag the other one. Do the Bengals have the option to franchise tag either one of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I am assuming they don't want to pay market value for him.

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    I cant fathom the idea of letting an All Pro offensive lineman walk. They drafted him in the first round for a reason. I'm okay with it because I think if he walks he will be the Jags number 1 FA and will make him the highest paid Guard in the NFL.

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    I think they will get Zeitler, let Whit walk and franchise Dre.

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    How much cap room do they have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I cant fathom the idea of letting an All Pro offensive lineman walk. They drafted him in the first round for a reason. I'm okay with it because I think if he walks he will be the Jags number 1 FA and will make him the highest paid Guard in the NFL.
    That is the problem. He will command highest paid guard money in the nfl. Which they already paid their other guard big money 2 years ago. That is a lot of money to put in between just 2 guards. They messed up by signing Boling back. They should have let him walk 2 years ago.

    As much as it would suck to lose him. I also understand not paying another guard such a high price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    I think they will get Zeitler, let Whit walk and franchise Dre.
    I can see that. Either Whit or Zeitler will be gone imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    How much cap room do they have?
    According to this 44 mil... LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    That is the problem. He will command highest paid guard money in the nfl. Which they already paid their other guard big money 2 years ago. That is a lot of money to put in between just 2 guards. They messed up by signing Boling back. They should have let him walk 2 years ago.

    As much as it would suck to lose him. I also understand not paying another guard such a high price.
    He will easily get 12 million a year on the market. Would the Bengals be willing to fork that out is the question.

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    I think that would change their draft strategy if that indeed occurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    I think they will get Zeitler, let Whit walk and franchise Dre.
    I sure hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I sure hope not.

    Dennard has shown nothing, Jackson didn't play so we know nothing, Pac Man, well.... they have to keep him another year. He is not elite but is a good corner. Gotta do it. I'd rather do this than lock him up and then find out Jackson is the real deal and Dennard comes around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Dennard has shown nothing, Jackson didn't play so we know nothing, Pac Man, well.... they have to keep him another year. He is not elite but is a good corner. Gotta do it. I'd rather do this than lock him up and then find out Jackson is the real deal and Dennard comes around.
    I would probably resign Dre but no way I give him big money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    He will easily get 12 million a year on the market. Would the Bengals be willing to fork that out is the question.
    They would have the money but is it financially smart to put so much money in between just 2 guards? If they do that's fine, but then they probably lose their leader on the team and best tackle in Whit.

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