Bengals Depth Chart Projections

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Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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September 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) blocks during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 33-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
September 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) blocks during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 33-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Offensive Gaurd

LG1: Clint Boling
Boling has been a key part of this Bengals offense in protecting Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron. He is also a big part of their future when he signed a five year deal last March to keep him a Bengals through 2019.

Boling has only missed four games since the beginning of the 2012 season. He can play both sides fairly effectively and has been able to help make up for Russell Bodine’s youthful mistakes at center.

RG1: Kevin Zeitler
Zeitler enter into a contract year and is ready to try to earn his next contract, with or without the Bengals. The Bengals have a vested interest however to bring Zeitler back, after a number of years protecting Dalton and playing under Marvin Lewis.

Zeitler’s option was picked up and is set to earn $8 million dollars, which gives him no incentive to sign before the finish of the 2016 season. His next contract will depend on the Bengals, sign him and keep your offensive line together for the near future. Let him walk, and Christian Westerman will need to slide away from center, where most Bengals fans think they are weakest.

RG2/LG2: Eric Winston
Eric Winston will be versatile enough to be able to cover both right and left guard.  The current NFLPA President is also a depth piece. Although he hasn’t seen much field time in his time as a Bengal, he is still a player to help lead and mentor the younger players in a Bengals uniform.

Next: Center

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