The Cincinnati Bengals only have two restricted free agents according to a recent list provided by the NFL Player's Association, safety Jeromy Miles and tight end Richard Quinn.
The league defines a Restricted Free Agent as a player who has accumulated three years of NFL experience and his contract has expired. A player earns an accrued year of NFL experience by spending "six or more regular-season games on a club's active/inactive [roster], reserved/injured [IR] or reserve/physically unable to perform [PUP]."
Because three-year rookie contracts are rare, last year's Collective Bargaining Agreement eliminated new three-year rookie contracts entirely. The future of RFAs, which has largely been a historical trend, will be made entirely from college free agents and players who have been released from their rookie deals. This year, the league averages three RFAs per team.
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