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Bengals keep WR Brandon Tate and lose C Kyle Cook and DE Michael Johnson

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NFL.com has reported that NFL franchises have started signing the latest free-agency bargains. After 4 p.m., teams received the green light to begin signing veterans from other teams to fill in missing roster gaps. Although The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t make a colossal splash, they made a few moves.

The team kept WR Brandon Tate who will be in his fourth season with the Bengals. He is known for his abilities as a kickoff and punt returner. He is a former New England Patriot and has played in 66 games.

Moreover, the club allowed defensive player Michael Johnson to bolt for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his previous two seasons, Johnson recorded 15 sacks in 30 starts. The team also said goodbye to C Kyle Cook. The Bengals terminated his contract and released him into free agency. Cook is a veteran with 66 career starts. Last season, he started every game for the Bengals.

Keep up with all the Bengals free-agency moves at the Bengals website.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.

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