Quarterback (2) – Andy Dalton, Bruce Gradkowski. The Bengals seem to be leaning towards only keeping two signal callers on the roster. Zac Robinson will likely be signed to the practice squad for a second season.
Running Back (4) – BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bernard Scott, Brian Leonard, Cedric Peerman. The Law Firm was bought and paid for, and Leonard is a known and versatile third down back that can hit the holes and catch the ball out of the backfield. If for no other reason than proven special teams leadership, Peerman will be on the roster as well. Unfortunately so will Scott, though his ability to fit into Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden’s West Coast Offense really hasn’t manifested to the fans yet.
Full Back (1) – Chris Pressley. Hard to deny Pressley’s ability to block the first tackle, regardless of the play.
Center (1) – Kyle Cook. A lock because currently there is no depth at this position. Neither Trevor Robinson nor Reggie Stephens have shown that they can play Guard and Center, something the Bengals have traditionally valued in their offensive line depth chart, but Robinson is getting more and more time at the position than Stephens, which could indicate that he is the favored at this time.
Right Guard (1) – Kevin Zeitler. Otis Hudson hasn’t sewn the back-up job just yet. Could know for sure after Thursday.
Right Tackle (2) – Andre Smith, Dennis Roland. Again, two solid veterans that are coming out stronger than ever. The incumbent, Matthew O’Donnell is still a prospect, but if the Bengals kept two reserve Tackles and two more on the interior at Guard and Guard/Center, being the tenth O-lineman is unlikely.
Tight End (3) – Jermaine Greshman, Donald Lee, Orson Charles. While nothing has been said, Charles has a huge upside where Colin Cochart seems to have shown his glass ceiling. Regardless, the Bengals almost always keep three tight ends on the roster so it will be one or the other.
Wide Receiver (6) – AJ Green, Brandon Tate, Armon Binns, Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones, Andrew Hawkins. These are the names that are in. At most, one more name might find a home here, but anymore than that is just silly with the offensive line looking the way that it is.
Current Total Offensive: 23 Roster Slots