These three members of the Cincinnati Bengals will have to impress during training camp if they want to stick around with the team.
The NFL and its player association have officially come to terms on an agreement that will allow training camps to move forward as planned. Soon enough, players will return to Paul Brown Stadium and the new era of Cincinnati Bengals football will begin.
As the orange and black faithful are well aware, there are set to be a plethora of new faces the next time Zac Taylor’s squad assembles. Free-agent additions, draft selections, and waiver wire acquisitions will all make for some of the most interesting roster competition that the Queen City has seen in years.
It has already been established that there will be no preseason games leading up to the 2020 slate. This new development may heavily alter the way rosters are constructed this year. Players that have worn stripes for longer will have an advantage over the young guns.
Regardless, the new coaching staff has shown it isn’t afraid to gamble and keep unproven talent around. Just last season, the team elected to stash Damion Willis on the 53-man roster. This means there will be tenured players that will have to impress during camp to stave off a surging youngster or undrafted free-agent that shows potential.