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Looking at the Cincinnati Bengals' updated roster and projected depth chart

Free agency has begun and certain position groups have been hit particularly hard by attrition. We take a look at how things currently stand.

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When free agency began, the Cincinnati Bengals had the gigantic task of sifting through who to keep of 13 impending unrestricted free agents. To date, the team has kept four of those players, with a handful of others leaving for other squads. The players who have re-signed with the team include George Iloka, Adam Jones, Vinny Rey and Eric Winston. The Bengals also re-signed Brandon Tate before the start of free agency. Emmanuel Lamur, Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu are the players to leave the team so far.

The Bengals have brought in a couple of other players since the end of last season like Chykie Brown, John Peters and Daryl Baldwin, though that wasn't part of the frenzy that began last week and were moves made right after the 2015 season concluded.

A couple of position groups are in need of replenishment, thanks to departures. Wide receiver and linebacker seem to be early targets in the draft, but the Bengals are also looking at options out on the market. We are using and Ourlads as sources for the depth chart.

Here's the latest look at the Bengals' depth chart since free agency has begun:


  1. Andy Dalton
  2. AJ McCarron
  3. Keith Wenning
Running Back:
  1. Jeremy Hill
  2. Giovani Bernard
  3. Cedric Peerman
  4. Rex Burkhead
  5. Bronson Hill (signed February 2, 2016)
  1. Ryan Hewitt
  2. Jake Fisher
Wide Receiver:
  1. A.J. Green
  2. Brandon Tate
  3. James Wright
  4. Mario Alford
  5. Jake Kumerow
  6. Michael Bennett (signed January 11, 2016 after time on practice squad)
Tight End:
  1. Tyler Eifert
  2. Tyler Kroft
  3. C.J. Uzomah
  4. John Peters
  5. Matt Lengel (signed January 11, 2016 -- spent 2015 on practice squad)
Offensive Tackle:
  1. Andrew Whitworth
  2. Cedric Ogbuehi
  3. Jake Fisher
  4. Eric Winston
  5. Daryl Baldwin (signed February 8, 2016)
Offensive Guard:
  1. Kevin Zeitler
  2. Clint Boling
  3. Eric Winston
  4. Trey Hopkins (signed January 11, 2016 -- spent 2015 on practice squad)
  5. Jake Fisher
  1. Russell Bodine
  2. T.J. Johnson
  1. Mike Nugent
  2. Zach Hocker (signed January 5, 2016)
  1. Kevin Huber
Long Snapper:
  1. Clark Harris
Defensive End:
  1. Carlos Dunlap
  2. Michael Johnson
  3. Will Clarke
  4. Margus Hunt
  5. Dezmond Johnson (signed January 5, 2016)
Defensive Tackle:
  1. Geno Atkins
  2. Domata Peko
  3. Pat Sims* (Sims appears to be close to reaching a deal to re-sign with Cincinnati)
  4. Marcus Hardison
  5. DeShawn Williams
Inside Linebacker:
  1. Rey Maualuga
  2. Vincent Rey
  3. Jeff Luc (signed January 11, 2016)
Outside Linebackers:
  1. Vontaze Burfict* (Suspended first three games of 2016)
  2. Vincent Rey
  3. A.J. Hawk
  4. Marquis Flowers
  5. P.J. Dawson
  6. Trevor Roach (Spent season on practice squad; moved to roster for Wild Card week.)
  7. Jayson DiManche (signed January 5, 2016)
  1. Adam Jones
  2. Dre Kirkpatrick
  3. Darqueze Dennard
  4. Josh Shaw
  5. Chris Lewis-Harris
  6. Chykie Brown (signed February 8, 2016)
  1. George Iloka
  2. Shawn Williams
  3. Derron Smith
  4. Floyd Raven (signed January 5, 2016)

The Bengals currently have 67 men on the roster and by the time training camp rolls around this summer, and after the draft they'll need 90. Which positions do you think need the most improvement and further depth in the draft, free agency and college free agency?