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Rival Roundup 2/21: Cincinnati Bengals free agents due to make big money

It is the offseason, but there is still plenty of news around the AFC North. We take a look at the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns as the offseason drags on.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the AFC North are in the hibernation period of the NFL offseason, but just because teams aren't actively pursuing free agents yet doesn't mean there hasn't been news around the division. One of the most intriguing stories has been the potential free agents around the teams who call the AFC North home, especially the Cincinnati Bengals.

At Cincy Jungle, the SB Nation Bengals site, they break down how the team's free agents could be due to hit big on the free agent market in a couple weeks when free agency starts on March 9th.

The article lists free agents Marvin Jones, Andre Smith, George Iloka and Brandon Thompson as players who could all cash in on the free agent market. The Bengals face a very serious roster turnover when the new calendar year begins in early March. Here is a list of all of their free agents heading into 2016:

Wallace Gilberry, DE
Leon Hall, CB
George Iloka, S
Adam Jones, CB
Marvin Jones, WR
Emmanuel Lamur, OLB
Reggie Nelson, S
Vincent Rey, OLB
Mohamed Sanu, WR
Pat Sims, DT
Andre Smith, OT
Brandon Tate, WR
Brandon Thompson, DT
Eric Winston, OT

Now for a look around the rest of the AFC North, courtesy of our brothers and sisters at the SB Nation sites who cover the division teams (Baltimore Beatdown, Cincy Jungle and Dawgs by Nature).

Cincinnati Bengals:

Are the Bengals going to take a long look at possibly signing James Laurinaitis?

Baltimore Ravens:

Ravens TE Nick Boyle is in trouble for PEDs...again.

Why Haloti Ngata should take a page out of the Ed Reed playbook and call it a career

Cleveland Browns:

The Browns are interested in WR Mohamed Sanu, per sources.

The Johnny Manziel saga continues to drag on...