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I'm the Bengals GM again in TCMD 2021.

 

First round of free agency was last night.

 

So far we traded Darius Phillips for Derek Barnett (in case Lawson left).

 

As it happened, we've re-signed Lawson and WJ3, fending off other suitors without having to use a tag. We went big for Trent Williams and technically offered the most money but he narrowly chose SF's offer which was close.  We did sign Corey Linsley and Shaq Barrett to big contracts. I cleared a lot of cap space by cutting Gio, Uzomah, Hart, Atkins, and Finney. 

A noteworthy move by another team is Chargers already traded up to 3rd, presumably for Sewell. They also signed Daryl Williams in round 1 free agency.

 

We're using a higher cap than is currently predicted so we're about 25 mil under at the moment and will continue to search for O-line reinforcements.

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2 hours ago, INbengalfan said:

Well, DE is taken care of.  With the depth at OL, it's kind of the way I'd try to go in real life.  But Barnett, Lawson and Barrett all won't happen.

Yes, Barnett was insurance in case we didn't get either of Barrett or Lawson. He's back on the trade block now due to his 10 mil cap hit.

1 hour ago, INbengalfan said:

Hopkins and a pick...................... for a kicker?

Yes, I traded Trey Hopkins and the Seahawk's 7th rounder from the Dunlap trade back to them for Jason Myers. After signing Linsley, Hopkins is surplus so he was going to be cut for cap reasons. Instead of drafting a kicker in the 7th round, why not trade that pick for a top kicker? Myers had a great season and is a big upgrade over Bullock. 

We're probably done with big ticket free agents but I'm looking for upgrades over Bynes and Alexander and Spain. We're about 25 mil under the cap at the moment but could increase that past 40 mil easily enough. Main problem is we just missed on Trent Williams and the tackle free agent market is dry. Chargers already traded up to 3, presumably for Sewell. I haven't talked to the Jet about what it would take to get to 2 but am afraid to ask. If we stay at 5 I don't think any of the other tackles are worth that pick so we'd have to trade up from 38 to get one. Ideally we trade down 5 or 10 spots, pick up another 2nd rounder this year and get a tackle in round 1. But it takes 2 to tango.

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4 hours ago, sparky151 said:

Yes, Barnett was insurance in case we didn't get either of Barrett or Lawson. He's back on the trade block now due to his 10 mil cap hit.

Yes, I traded Trey Hopkins and the Seahawk's 7th rounder from the Dunlap trade back to them for Jason Myers. After signing Linsley, Hopkins is surplus so he was going to be cut for cap reasons. Instead of drafting a kicker in the 7th round, why not trade that pick for a top kicker? Myers had a great season and is a big upgrade over Bullock. 

We're probably done with big ticket free agents but I'm looking for upgrades over Bynes and Alexander and Spain. We're about 25 mil under the cap at the moment but could increase that past 40 mil easily enough. Main problem is we just missed on Trent Williams and the tackle free agent market is dry. Chargers already traded up to 3, presumably for Sewell. I haven't talked to the Jet about what it would take to get to 2 but am afraid to ask. If we stay at 5 I don't think any of the other tackles are worth that pick so we'd have to trade up from 38 to get one. Ideally we trade down 5 or 10 spots, pick up another 2nd rounder this year and get a tackle in round 1. But it takes 2 to tango.

Why not have a trade in place to trade BACK, take Darrisaw or Slater, and get another pick?

 

I know you signed Lindley, but I think you could have either kept Hopkins for OG backup C or gotten a bit more.  That's all

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No offense, but I really don’t care what you do, it’s supposed to be a forum thing, and you doing everything on your own makes it kind of pointless and takes the fun out of it. Whenever I ran it, I tried to get everyone involved. I think most people like to make it realistic, and signing someone just to trade them away is as far away from realistic as possible. So like I said before, hope you have fun. 

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18 hours ago, INbengalfan said:

Why not have a trade in place to trade BACK, take Darrisaw or Slater, and get another pick?

 

I know you signed Lindley, but I think you could have either kept Hopkins for OG backup C or gotten a bit more.  That's all

We're not close to the draft yet, free agency just getting underway. We may well trade back but that requires someone who wants to trade up. Mock drafters are famously QB shy so there may or may not be someone wanting to move up. Stafford went to Denver in this mock. I expect Lawrence to go first overall but no idea what Jets and Falcons are doing. 

 

The flip side to paying Linsley 12 mil per year is we don't need an expensive backup C so I moved Hopkins. Originally I was going for Thuney but he had a lot of bidders while Linsley only had a few other teams making him an offer. Bidding is blind, make your best offer and you know how many but not which teams are bidding. 

29 minutes ago, Johnny Nix said:

No offense, but I really don’t care what you do, it’s supposed to be a forum thing, and you doing everything on your own makes it kind of pointless and takes the fun out of it. Whenever I ran it, I tried to get everyone involved. I think most people like to make it realistic, and signing someone just to trade them away is as far away from realistic as possible. So like I said before, hope you have fun. 

You may be thinking of FFMD which was a forum wide mock and will be held closer to the draft. The initial post in this thread was looking for a Bengals GM for TCMD and I responded as I've run the Bengals in it every year. FFMD is the one with the code sheets and voting on who to take. 

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1 hour ago, sparky151 said:

We're not close to the draft yet, free agency just getting underway. We may well trade back but that requires someone who wants to trade up. Mock drafters are famously QB shy so there may or may not be someone wanting to move up. Stafford went to Denver in this mock. I expect Lawrence to go first overall but no idea what Jets and Falcons are doing. 

 

The flip side to paying Linsley 12 mil per year is we don't need an expensive backup C so I moved Hopkins. Originally I was going for Thuney but he had a lot of bidders while Linsley only had a few other teams making him an offer. Bidding is blind, make your best offer and you know how many but not which teams are bidding. 

You may be thinking of FFMD which was a forum wide mock and will be held closer to the draft. The initial post in this thread was looking for a Bengals GM for TCMD and I responded as I've run the Bengals in it every year. FFMD is the one with the code sheets and voting on who to take. 

I may be wrong, but I thought they were both meant to be forum inclusive. 

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Round 2 of free agency was last night. Bengals went big in round 1 but bid more modestly last night. We just missed by about 1% on TE Gerald Everett and were outbid by a good amount on FB Kyle Juszyk. We did sign RG Quinton Spain back cheap along with ILB Reuben Foster. With Lawson and Jackson off the market, I think John Ross got a small offer from another team and was the only Bengal bid on by an outside team. I cut Josh Tupou for cap reasons.  We've had trade discussions with a couple of other teams about players and pick 5 but nothing is imminent. 

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Free agency round 3 was last night.  Mackenzie Alexander drew several bids from other teams and got a 5 mil per year deal from I think it was Denver. So far we've lost Ross and Alexander.

We re-signed Clark Harris for vet min and a small signing bonus. We added Joe Flacco, also for vet min and a small bonus.

We signed a pair of veteran O-linemen who opted out for covid reasons last year. We had to outbid another team for Larry Warford but got him for about 6 mil per year and Marcus Cannon for about 5. We're about 15 mil under the cap but could clear another 15 mil without difficulty. Prices drop 10% per round but there are a number of good players with unrealistic starting prices still available. 

We're still thin at WR and CB and RB. 

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Round 4 of free agency was last night. 

We re-signed Brandon Wilson for vet min plus a modest signing bonus.

We've added DeSean Jackson, Cam Sutton, and Ziggy Ansah from other teams.

 

Jackson missed a lot of games the last couple of years but still has deep speed. He takes John Ross's place on the roster and in the training room.

Sutton played both slot and outside for the Steelers last year and was PFF's 30th rated overall CB.

Ansah is probably past it but was very cheap and worth a look. 

 

Draft starts tomorrow at 10 AM. Jacksonville has already announced Trevor Lawrence as their pick. Chargers traded up to #3, presumably for Sewell. We should be on the clock at 12:40 and are likely to trade down. 

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Round 5 of free agency was last night with prices now 40% off original ask.

 

We're down to about 7 mil of cap space at the moment so we bid modestly.

We tried to sign TE Trey Burton whose price had dropped a good bit but someone else made a better offer.

We did re-sign Huber, Ericsson, and Wilson.

 

The draft started yesterday. The Jets took Sewell with pick 2. We had a deal in place with the 49ers to move down to 12 if Wilson or Fields was on the board at pick 5 but Lions traded up to 3 for Wilson and Falcons took Fields. If we had stayed at 5, I would have taken Kyle Pitts but we traded down with Miami to 13, along with picks 50 and 81 for picks 5 and 110. At 13 we took Caleb Farley. I'm pleased to get such a good player there and add 2 more picks in the top 81. 

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Round 6 of free agency was last night.  We cut Derek Barnett to gain 10 mil in cap space. We signed slot cornerback Troy Hill from the Rams, former Bengal TE Tyler Eifert, and former Bengal DE Chris Smith. We also re-signed CB Tony Brown as he wasn't asking for any signing bonus. As prices drop further and we get into the musical chairs portion of free agency I'll look to re-sign several more of the 2020 players.

Draft is mostly through 2nd round. I'd hoped to get TE Pat Friermuth at 38 but he went in the first round. So we took WR Kadarius Toney to give Burrow another weapon. We gained pick 50 as part of our trade down from 5 in the first round and there we took DE Jayson Oweh. He's an undersized speed rusher with great athleticism. We have picks 69 and 81 in the third round, ideally we'll get an OT and DT. 

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