Bengals 53-man roster prediction

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Roster Prediction I:

In just 11 days, the Bengals have to get down to just 53 players on their roster. Here is my early prediction on the final roster.

(Number in parenthesis is my prediction for how many the Bengals will keep at the respective position)




Quarterback (2)

Locks: Andy Dalton

My Picks: Josh Johnson

Outside Looking In: John Skelton, Robinson


Running Backs (4)

Locks: BJGE, Giovanni Bernard

My Picks: Cedric Peerman, Rex Burkhead

Outside Looking In: Dan Herron, Bernard Scott


Full Backs (1)


My Picks: John Conner

Outside Looking In:

**I don’t see enough out of Charles in order to keep him as the sole FB. I have seen that experiment before (Daniel Coates) and it wasn’t pretty. In the AFC North, a FB is needed.


Wide Receivers (6)

Locks: AJ Green, Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones

My Picks: Dane Sanzenbacher, Brandon Tate, Cobi Hamilton, Ryan Whalen

Outside Looking In: Roy Roundtree, Taveon Rogers


Tight Ends (3)

Locks: Jermaine Gresham, Tyler Eifert

My Picks: Orson Charles

Outside Looking In: Alex Smith, Richard Quinn


Offensive Line (9)

Locks: Andrew Whitworth, Clint Boling, Kyle Cook, Kevin Zeitler, Andre Smith, Anthony Collins

My Picks: Trevor Robinson, Andrew Hawkinson, Dennis Roland

Outside Looking In: T.J. Johnson, Mike Pollak

**I believe Fragel will be put on the PUP list and likely moved to IR. If he is not moved to IR and all O-Lineman are healthy when he is eligible to come off, I believe Roland will be waived to make room.