Cincinnati Bengals: Three bargain free agents still available

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Bengals- Bargain free agents: Darron Lee

Darron Lee created some buzz about the potential of him playing in stripes this past week. When Dave Biddle of 247 Sports suggested the Bengals should sign the uber-athletic linebacker, Lee interacted with the tweet, causing speculation to arise.

The Bengals have completely overhauled their linebacker room. Three draft picks, a free-agent signing, and a waiver wire addition have the unit looking entirely different from a year ago. So, things appear to be crowded in Cincinnati.

Still, the former Buckeye linebacker offers quite a bit of upside. As previously mentioned, he’s extremely athletic and he fits the mold of a modern NFL linebacker. He hasn’t reached his full potential in the league, but he has the tools needed to be successful.

He could help out on special teams and he brings experience that much of the other linebackers in the Queen City are lacking.

Don’t forget, he was leaned upon as a leader at Ohio State as they won the college football playoff and was present in Kansas City for their Super Bowl run. He knows championship football.

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At the right price, it would be wise to bring in Lee to compete for a roster spot. If he comes out on top and the Bengals can unlock his potential, this could look like a genius signing a year from now.