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Roster projection roundup: How Bengals media predicted the final 53

The Christian Covington trade put a wrench in most projections, but here’s how other media outlets see the Bengals’ roster looking like

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We’re but a few hours away until the Bengals announce their 53-man roster for Week 1 of the 2020 season. For everything that’s been different about this offseason, this will basically remain the same as it’s always been.

The process of projecting the roster didn’t change either. Before the real thing is announced, here were the final roster projections from Bengals media members.

Local 12 — Richard Skinner

From the beginning of the week, Skinner projected Jake Dolegala to make the team over Brandon Allen and eight wide receivers to survive final cuts. He had O’Shea Dugas and Austin Calitro making it as well.

ESPN — Ben Baby

Baby’s take on the roster featured Jacques Patrick making it over Samaje Perine, Scotty Washington joining a crowded wide receiver group, and just eight defensive linemen and five cornerbacks making the team.

Pro Football Network — Cole Thompson

PFN’s take on the Bengals roster features just six receivers, eight defensive linemen, and both Winston Rose and Tony Brown surviving cuts. Calitro was also featured in this projection.

Sports Illustrated — James Rapien

In SI’s final projection, Rapien joined a few others as continued believers in Dolegala continuing to stay on the roster.

BengalsWire — Chris Roling

Roling’s prediction features only two quarterbacks and four tight ends, with Mason Schreck staying on. Khalil McKenzie was among the 10 defensive linemen featured.

The Athletic — Jay Morrison

Seven cornerbacks made Morrison’s final projection thanks to only eight defensive linemen and two quarterbacks. — Tyler Dragon

Since it was posted on Friday, Dragon had the luxury of including Christian Covington in his final projection. The defensive lineman was just traded for on Friday afternoon. Dragon also had just two quarterbacks make it through, as well as Jordan Evans sticking around and just five cornerbacks.