Bengals free agents likely to walk: G Alex Redmond
Alex Redmond is one of the many polarizing players the Bengals have along the offensive trenches. On one hand, the former UCLA guard filled in admirably when the Bengals had no other option to protect Joe Burrow. On the other, he routinely commits back-breaking penalties that draws the ire of WhoDey nation.
Redmond would be a good depth piece for the Bengals, but the numbers don’t exactly play out in his favor. The club is almost guaranteed to re-sign Quinton Spain and last year’s free-agent acquisition, Xavier Su’a-Filo, is slated to return from injury in the coming weeks. Plus, Michael Jordan is still on his rookie contract, so the team won’t be moving on from him any time soon.
You can’t forget about the interior swing linemen Billy Price and B.J. Finney either. Their versatility gives them an advantage over Redmond in terms of securing a place on the roster.
Finally, the front office will undoubtedly look to upgrade the position either via outside free agents, the draft, or both. There are just too many players at the position for a re-signing to make sense at this point.
The Bengals already cut ties with Redmond once, before having to call on his services again due to injury. It’s likely they move on once more as they attempt to rebuild the offensive line.