Oct 10, 2010; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy (56) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Micheal Spurlock (81) during a kickoff return at Paul Brown Stadium. Tampa Bay defeated Cincinnati 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

Free Agents Bengals Should look At


 

 

If last night was any indication of how the Bengals defense is going to perform in 2012, Marvin Lewis needs to seriously consider bringing in some outside help. There are several quality players at the Bengals biggest position of needs at linebacker and cornerback. I wouldn’t rule out bringing in another safety either after backup George Iloka went down with an injury last night, and Taylor Mays was essentially benched after picking up another personal foul and the staff may finally think he’s too much of a liability to get starter snaps. Here are some players the Bengals may look at:

 

Cornerback

Andre’ Goodman

Leigh Bodden

Aaron Berry (suspended first three regular season games)

Chris Johnson

Kelly Jennings (played with Bengals last year)

Chris Carr

Zack Bowman

Bryant McFadden

Alphonso Smith

 

Middle Linebacker

Gary Brackett

E.J. Henderson

Andra Davis

Gary Guyton

James Farrior

 

Outside Linebacker

Bobby Carpenter

Reggie Torbor

Roddrick Muckelroy (played with Bengals last year)

Brady Poppinga

Ernie Sims

Darryl Blackstock (played with Bengals in 2008)

 

Safety

O.J. Atogwe

Nick Collins

Chris Crocker (played with Bengals last year)

Melvin Bullitt

Charlie Peprah

 

Personally, I’m in favor of bringing back Muck. He played well this preseason, knows the system, and still has room to grow. And he’ll be one of the cheapest options as well, and Mikey boy loves the diamonds in the rough that cost as much as fake pawn shop jewelry.

 

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