After having franchised players like Justin Smith, Stacy Andrews and Shayne Graham recently, the Bengals elected to not use the tag on any of their unrestricted free agents -- mostly because no one is worth using the super-expensive franchise tag. Either way, it got me thinking.
What five players on the Bengals roster would you lock in if the league decided to make every NFL player a free agent and you could only prevent five players from going into free agency.
I had a hard time leaving off Andrew Whitworth, but I really wanted both cornerbacks because I believe that they are one of our greatest strengths on defense. Anyway, what five players would you lock in?