Cincinnati Bengals: Who Stays and Who Must Go

matthewwillson
Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of Paul Brown Stadium during a preseason NFL football game with the Minnesota Vikings and the Cincinnati Bengals. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of Paul Brown Stadium during a preseason NFL football game with the Minnesota Vikings and the Cincinnati Bengals. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 2
Next
Dec 20, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) avoids a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt (99) during the fourth quarter at Levi
Dec 20, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) avoids a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt (99) during the fourth quarter at Levi /

Stay: Jake Kumerow

If there is one player i hope I am right about, it is Jake Kumerow. Just barely missing the team in 2015 and sitting on the practice squad, gave Kumerow all the motivation to come out harder and faster in 2016. He did just that.

More from Stripe Hype

His final preseason performance against the Colts produced 60 yards on three receptions. He was targeted only five times but showed a lot of potential when he was on the field with finding space. He had an incredibly strong camp, but kind of disappeared in the first three games of the preseason.

His final game could be the difference between him missing the team for the second straight year and making this team to help in depth. If he misses the team again, he could be a strong option for other teams, who need depth at receiver. He is probably the closest to the bubble, but hoping to be other the 52nd or 53rd man on the roster.

Cut: Margus Hunt

His time and chances should be up. He has been ineffective and at times pushed around by opposing offensive lines. He, like Brandon Tate, has seemingly made the team on a flash or two of potential. The Bengals however need to look past the flash to the potential and Margus Hunt is missing potential.

He was on the field for a number of plays against the Colts and recorded zero stats. He had one QB rush and one tackle in Jacksonville but again failed to make a difference outside of the initial flash.

Next: Bengals Preview: 2016 Fantasy Football Report

Hunt had tried rejuvenate himself during this off-season with training program, which prepared him in college for the season where he found success. However, whatever he did for college did not seem to translate in the professional game, at least from what was seen in preseason.

facebooktwitterreddit