Bengals Who Must Step Up in 2015

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Sep 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Atlanta Falcons at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Smith

Despite going from “shirtless wonder” when running the 40 to one of the better right tackles in the NFL, Andre Smith most likely has the warmest seat and must play his best football in 2015 for the simple reason of money.

Both Bengals’ tackles become free agents after 2015 as does right guard Kevin Zeitler, though he could have his fifth-year option exercised. This is without mentioning a pretty big name at receiver and a few defensive players. Someone is going to be left out to dry and out of everyone who will be free agents in 2016, Smith has been the most inconsistent.

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