Five free agents the Bengals should consider signing to stop the bleeding

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06: Josh Kline #64 of the Minnesota Vikings in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 06: Josh Kline #64 of the Minnesota Vikings in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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The Cincinnati Bengals should consider signing these five free agents to shore up their weakest positions and avoid falling into a deeper hole.

After months of hope and optimism, a harsh reality has hit the Cincinnati Bengals. Many of the old problems that have plagued the franchise in the past have resurfaced, resulting in a win-less start of the 2020 campaign. While many have already counted out Zac Taylor’s squad, there are still plenty of options on the table to turn to before throwing in the towel.

Some of those options include shifting lineups, altering gameplans, and simply extracting better performances from the guys already on the roster. However, Duke Tobin and the rest of the front office could assist the coaching staff by bringing in some reinforcements. That would certainly be a welcome sight, especially after a few position groups have been hit hard by injury.

Surprisingly, there are still some quality options on the open market at this point in the season. Of course, the question always arises, why are these guys still available if they can help out an organization? In an unprecedented environment, there are a number of reasons a player could still be up for grabs.

Whether it be they are waiting for the right opportunity/role, anticipating a larger contract offer, or another factor, the simple truth is, Cincinnati could use sorely use some of these players. Luckily, at this point, none of them will break the bank either. Everything should fall in the range of a one-year contract with minimal guarantees. This will keep their future free-agent plans intact while allowing them to improve this year.

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