Originally Posted by Todd Gack
The numbers were provided by someone other than Hobson, snarkzilla. Reedy and others have been singing the same tune as well for months, yet folks continue to ignore it. Personally I would love for the Bengals to go out and sign a Huff or a Dummerville but with extensions looming for AJ Green, Atkins, Dalton, Dunlap and possibly Smith I don't see how it is possible to fit another superstar under the cap when you have good young players on your team to sign long term. Now if the Bengals punt on the extensions I will be right along the side of you with pitch forks and torches ready to raid Mike Brown's castle.
Let's break the numbers down again:
AJ Green- Most likely will get 13-14 million per season
Atkins- 9-10 million per season
Dalton-I could see him getting 8-9 million per, however Bengals recently worked out EJ Manuel, maybe they aren't as sold.
Dunlap-I could see a contract around 5 per season
Johnson-7-8 million dollar guy could be more if he has another big yr
Andre Smith-6-7 million for him
That's a lot of cake and it doesn't leave much left for signing other big name superstars.