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NFL Rumors: Bengals Fail To Complete Two Trades Yesterday

The biggest trade of the day came between the Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Browns but it very well could have been the Cincinnati Bengals and Falcons if the Bengals chose to pull the trigger on a similar deal to the one that the Browns got.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Bengals had A.J. Green as the top offensive player on their board “by a wide margin,” and felt that moving down to No. 27 wasn’t something that they were willing to do.

Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden thinks that Greens “natural ability to adjust to the ball and catching everything” is what separated him from Julio Jones.

The Bengals better due really well with the remainder of their draft because their in-state rivals, the Cleveland Browns, managed to acquire two firsts, a second and a fourth round in return for No. 6 which should give them plenty of selections to add young talent to their roster.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Cincinnati was trying to get a deal done with the Green Bay Packers last night which would have allowed them to move up and grab Andy Dalton but it apparently fell through because the Packers wanted better compensation for the pick.

You can expect the Bengals to be active to start the second-round tonight and the Patriots are likely to be fielding offers throughout the day.