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Bengals 53-Man Roster Rankings: Ogbuehi through 31

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos and Cedric Ogbuehi #70 of the Cincinnati Bengals congratulate each other after the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Denver defeated Cincinnati 29-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos and Cedric Ogbuehi #70 of the Cincinnati Bengals congratulate each other after the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Denver defeated Cincinnati 29-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) /
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35. Vincent Rey, LB

Rey has been one of the most reliable players on the Bengals over the past few years. As a rotation linebacker, Rey has provided stability at a position to which Burfict brings chaos. While Rey is a steadying presence, he has been passed by more talented linebackers like Jordan Evans. Rey will definitely see the field while Burfict is out, but he may not get many reps after that.

34. Randy Bullock, K

This could be a controversial ranking, but Bullock had a great season last year. He kicked 90% on field goals and only missed 2 extra points. He looked solid in the preseason, too. Although Bullock doesn’t have the leg of Jon Brown, he is going to be reliable in 2018.

33. Jake Fisher, OT

The lowest ranked starter on the roster, Fisher has disappointed in the preseason. Although he has beaten out weak competition, I expected Fisher to have a breakout season this year under new offensive line coach Frank Pollack. That doesn’t seem to have happened, so Fisher will likely be a below average starter at right tackle for the Bengals.

32. Tyler Kroft, TE

Kroft will be backing up Tyler Eifert this season, which is always a proposition that could lead to a starting job. Although I have predicted a season of relative health for Eifert, Kroft should still see the field plenty. He could be a real asset in the red zone, where he can dominate single coverage and become one of Andy Dalton’s favorite targets.

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31. Christian Westerman, OG

Westerman has played excellently this preseason, but still looks like the backup to Clint Boling at left guard. The Bengals don’t seem to trust Westerman over Trey Hopkins, so Westerman has to rank behind Hopkins. If Westerman gets on the field, he should be a positive. However, he will start the season on the bench.

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