The Bengals signed journeyman QB Jason Campbell as insurance for Andy Dalton.
Three straight playoff appearances have preceded three straight first-round playoff exits for the Bengals. Now they enter the 2014 season trying to build on what is already one of the top 12 teams in the NFL. But free agency was not where the building process seemed to come from
Jason Campbell – QB, Danieal Manning – S, Dontay Moch – LB, Sam Montgomery – DE, Marshall Newhouse – G, R.J. Stanford – CB
A look at each player:
Campbell is a journeyman QB who has played on four different teams in the last 5 years. He does have a decent resume though, with a career completion percentage of over 60% (good for 15th among all active NFL QBs).
Manning is an 8-year starting safety who started 35 games in the last three years with the Texans. He is a solid tackler and a good backup.
Moch, Montgomery and Stanford are all depth players who have played sparingly in the last three years.
Newhouse started 31 games in three seasons for the Packers on the offensive line, inlcuding 13 games in the year the team went 15-1.
The Bengals may not have had many needs, but they did little to nothing to improve themselves at any position besides giving them more depth. If the Bengals want to be one of the top teams in the league, they need to get more star-power in the secondary.