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Worst possible Bengals 53-man roster: How would it fare?

Otto Greule Jr

Maybe this is a test of the team's back-end depth, but there's no real point to it...anyway, I made one of these last year, calling it an "anti-roster."

Basically, if on 2014 Cutdown Day a conniving Browns, Ravens, or Steelers fan went to Duke Tobin's house, slashed his car tires, snuck into his office with Duke being delayed in getting to work, and made 53 roster choices purely on a WPA (worst player available) basis, while placing A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, Geno Atkins, Vontaze Burfict, etc. on the chopping block.

Then we would have to make do with who we have. As with last year, this year's anti-roster turned out to be surprisingly even in terms of positional depth. Starters in bold:

QB: A.J. McCarron, Matt Scott (2)

HB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cedric Peerman, Rex Burkhead, James Wilder Jr. (4)

FB: Ryan Hewitt, Nikita Whitlock (2)

TE: Alex Smith, Orson Charles, Kevin Brock (3)

WR: Ryan Whalen, Cobi Hamilton, James Wright, Colin Lockett, Alex Neutz, Jasper Collins (6)

OL: Tanner Hawkinson, Trey Hopkins, Russell Bodine, Trevor Robinson, Will Svitek, T.J. Johnson, Chandler Burden, Curtis Feigt, Dan France (9)

DL: Dontay Moch, Devon Still, Christo Bilukidi, Robert Geathers, Will Clarke, David King, Sam Montgomery, Larry Black, Zach Minter (9)

LB: Jayson DiManche, Sean Porter, Marquis Flowers, J.K. Schaffer, Brandon Joiner, James Davidson (6)

CB: R.J. Stanford, Chris Lewis-Harris, Onterio McCalebb, Lavelle Westbrooks, Victor Hampton (5)

S: Danieal Manning, Taylor Mays, Shawn Williams, Isaiah Lewis (4)

ST: Quinn Sharp, T.J. Conley, Clark Harris (3)

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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