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The Top 3 Needs the Cincinnati Bengals Must Address This Offseason

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 8: Nick Vigil
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Priority #1 – Linebackers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chester Rogers #80 of the Indianapolis Colts attempts to juke past linebacker Nick Vigil #59 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chester Rogers #80 of the Indianapolis Colts attempts to juke past linebacker Nick Vigil #59 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images) /

There’s no question that the weakest part of this Cincinnati Bengals team is the lack of depth at the linebacker position. In the last offseason, the front office made an attempt to add quality linebackers to the roster by trading for Preston Brown and drafting Malik Jefferson in the third round of the draft. Neither of these guys contributed nearly enough in 2018, and with Burfict and Vigil suffering consistent injuries, it’s easy to see why this Bengals defense was so awful. This should be priority number one going into the offseason, and it’s essential that the front office brings in some new talent. I would start by looking into free agency and trying to sign someone like Dee Ford or Anthony Barr. In addition, the Bengals should select LSU linebacker Devin White with their first round pick if he is still on the board.

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