In the past week, the Cincinnati Bengals have lost 11-year veterans Andrew Whitworth and Domata Peko as well as five-year starter Kevin Zeitler, who was drafted by the team back in 2012.
With 11 draft picks anticipated in the upcoming draft, plus more players to be added in college free agency, the Bengals will have many new faces on the team when training camp begins this summer. After news broke of the Bengals losing both Whitworth and Zeitler in free agency, Bengals running back Giovani Bernard Tweeted this emoji, apparently showing his concern.
— Giovani Bernard (@G_Bernard25) March 9, 2017
Bernard may be even more concerned if the team loses his good friend and fellow running back Rex Burkhead in free agency, too.
One Bengals fan responded to Bernard’s Tweet by suggesting the team is going to need name tags when training camp opens, due to all the new faces that will be on the field... And all the familiar faces that won’t be.
@G_Bernard25 You all are going to need name tags during training camp.— B.J. Porter (@bporter51317) March 13, 2017
Bernard apparently thought that was a pretty funny joke.
What do you think of the joke... Or, non-joke, considering it may actually be necessary.