Bengals Offseason Review

I wanted to form a summary of the Bengals’ offseason additions and subtractions to get an idea of where we are today relative to where we were in the Super bowl

Notable FA Additions:

C Ted Karras

RG Alex Cappa

RT La’el Collins

TE Hayden Hurst

Notable FA retentions

P Kevin Huber

DT Josh Tupou, BJ Hill

CBs Eli Apple, Tre Flowers

S Jesse Bates (tag)

WR Trent Irwin, Mike Thomas, Stanley Morgan

Notable FA losses:

TE CJ Uzomah

T Riley Reiff

LG Quinton Spain


CB Trey Waynes

NFL Draft:

S Dax Hill, Tyl Anderson

CB Cam Taylor-Britt

DT Zachary Carter

DE Jeff Gunther

G Cordell Volson

In summation we have added 3 new OL at C, RG, RT with the addition of Volson to the competition at LG with Carman, Adeniji, D’ante Smith. This massively upgrades our OL. Our solo notable loss on offense was Uzo, which was adequately replaced by Hurst. I would say we are massively upgraded here. This is especially true if you factor in expected improvements in Higgins, Chase and Burrow.

On defense, we lost LO notably and replaced the depth with Joseph Ossai returning from injury, Hubert, Zachary Carter and Gunther. Our LBs are unchanged save for health and our DBs have lost Waynes but gained Dax Hill, Taylor-Britt, Tyson Anderson. The starting talent may not have increased tremendously, but our depth here is massively improved now compared to last year.

In summation, our offense has had marked improvement in its most deficient area. Our skilled positions should be improved even further with expected development in our WR1 and WR2 alongside Joey Brr, who should continue to improve over the next 5+ years. Our defense is improved from a depth and versatility perspective. We have some cap space to add a FA or two and we could possibly have a surprise contributor or two from our UDFAs that we have obtained. Who Dey!!!

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