NFL Free Agency starts on March 9th, and the next few days will feature several Cincinnati Bengals rumors. While free agency doesn't officially start until Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday are "legal tampering" days. That means teams can discuss contracts with any player, although a deal can't be signed until Wednesday. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits on the Bengals.
Bengals Could Lose Iloka
The Bengals are likely to lose at least a few free agents this offseason, and safety George Iloka might be the biggest. He's getting interest from several teams.
The Vikings are feeling confident about landing Iloka, in large part due to the presence of former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as head coach. And Iloka isn't the only Bengal the Vikings could steal.
Vikings Reached Out To Vincent Rey?
LB Vincent Rey is also drawing interest from Minnesota.
#Vikings have reached out to representative of Cincinnati free-agent linebacker Vincent Rey. Vikings need an LB and Mike Zimmer coached him— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 7, 2016
Rey isn't the best LB on the Bengals' roster, but he's played solidly throughout his time. While the Bengals do have Paul Dawson ready to take on a bigger role, they'd surely like to keep Rey.
Adam Jones And Ravens?
The Bengals could even lose a key defensive back to another AFC North team. ProFootballTalk reports the Baltimore Ravens are interested in Adam Jones, joining a long list of teams. Jones is generating interest from nearly every team that need a CB, outside of the Steelers.
Browns Targeting WR Marvin Jones
The Browns need WR help and they're targeting one of head coach Hue Jackson's former players. Mary Kat Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Jackson also likes Mohamed Sanu, but prefers Jones because of his speed. Jackson wants Jones as his No. 1 or No. 2 WR. It's down year for free agent WRs, which might drive the price of Jones out of the Bengals range. Cincinnati has too many players and not enough cap space to keep everyone this offseason.