Originally Posted by LoganBuck
I just don't get too excited about roster filler. Yes they were quality depth, but that is what they were, depth. Depth can be replenished. Quality teams build through the draft, and by retaining priority players. It is pretty obvious that the Bengals didn't value those players as more than average. Lets say they sign Bush, Ross, Langford, and maybe Steinbach, wouldn't you think that is a net gain? Reggie Nelson will not break the bank anywhere, so unless he wants out of the organization(possible) the Bengals will have an opportunity to beat any offers.
Sure I would like to see them making deals already, but outside of Grubbs, Nicks, and Mario Williams I haven't seen a player that would have been a major upgrade go elsewhere.
"Quality teams build through the draft and retain priority players."
How was Jonathan Joseph not a quality player or a priority last year?
In addition to the three FA you mentioned (Grubbs, Nicks, Williams) basically any WR on the market would be an upgrade- including the still unsigned Lloyd and Manningham and the now off-the-market V-Jax, Colston and Meachem.
Bush would be good but the other guys you mentioned are exactly what you say you are not excited by- roster filler. Ross, Langford, and Steinbach at this point in his career are no better than what we had last year. We could get similar players after the first day of the draft. Bengals need IMPACT.