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2016 NFL free agency: Bengals players who could be targeted by Jaguars

The Bengals don't have a lot of free agents hitting the market in 2016, but the ones that are could draw some interest from teams like the Jaguars looking to beef up their secondary.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have just 15 free agents hitting the market next month for the Jacksonville Jaguars to look at. But the vast majority of them are defenders, with four being members of a secondary that gave up 248.5 passing yards per game. That puts them just above the bottom-third of the league. Are there playmakers who individually did well, even if they gave up the 20th-most passing yards in the NFL?

Here are all the impending Cincinnati Bengals free agents, according to

Player Position Status Salary
Leon Hall CB UFA $9,750,000
Andre Smith RT UFA $6,000,000
Reggie Nelson S UFA $4,500,000
Emmanuel Lamur OLB UFA $2,356,000
Vincent Rey OLB UFA $2,100,000
Wallace Gilberry DE UFA $2,100,000
Adam Jones CB UFA $1,783,333
Eric Winston RT UFA $950,000
Pat Sims DT UFA $950,000
Brandon Tate WR UFA $825,000
Mohamed Sanu WR UFA $678,313
Brandon Thompson DT UFA $672,800
Marvin Jones WR UFA $565,700
George Iloka S UFA $565,075
T.J. Johnson C ERFA $465,000

While Adam Jones and Reggie Nelson played well last year, they're both turning 33 this year and that's not the direction you want to go with guys who are looking for what will likely be the final payday of their career. Emmanuel Lamur and Vincent Rey underperformed last year. And Pat Sims is a rotational guy that wouldn't strengthen the Jaguars defensive line.

Wallace Gilberry is an interesting prospect, however. He'll be 32 this year, but according to, he racked up 33 quarterback hurries last year -- 10 more than any Jaguars player last year. If he can be brought in on the cheap and can be a rotational guy, why not?