Bengals Owner Mike Brown Defends Team's Spending Habits On Free Agents

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    The Cincinnati Bengals have the reputation of being notoriously stingy with their money despite sitting on the most salary cap loot available in the league and they have no intention of changing that policy anytime soon.

    “I think what we’re trying to do is grow in the best way possible" Mike Brown told Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "That isn’t necessarily going out and proving you can spend more money than you should. Most of these deals in all probability, at least that’s how it’s been in the past, prove out to have lot of misjudgments. But we are planning to spend our cap money and we’re hoping and we’re intending to spend it on our own people. There is no single silver bullet. We’re shooting a lot of small shots. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to cost the same amount of money. And it doesn’t mean we aren’t going to have the best team possible. Maybe there isn’t as much pizazz in what we’re doing as some wish. But I do think it’s the best course for our football team both in the short run and the long run.â€

    Thus far the Bengals have signed only one unrestricted free agent this offseason and that guy is only competing for the backup quarterback job. They did use the franchise tag to keep defensive end Michael Johnson and hope to re-sign right tackle Andre Smith to a long-term deal. As Smith seems to be generating little interes on the open market, the Bengals chances of retaining his services look good. “They know that we want to make a deal and we want them to engage and get it done,†Brown said.

    As the Bengals made the playoffs last year and are generally considered an up-and-coming team, Mike Brown may have the right idea.

    Source: The Redzone

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