No NFL team has more salary-cap space this offseason than the Cincinnati Bengals' estimated $54 million. Coach Marvin Lewis told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Wednesday that the emphasis must be on re-signing and extending their own players rather than chasing free agents from other teams.
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"So, we're excited about that," Lewis told Rapoport. "We have to work hard to get those guys signed in the next month and a half, and that's probably what it's going to take."
"I know sometimes, the easy way is to look at it over a one-year period of time, but we have to look at it over a two-, three- or four-year period of time," Lewis added. "The key to continuity is continue to get better."