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Five Bengals that could be playing their final game in stripes this Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) warms up before kickoff of a Week 1 NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) warms up before kickoff of a Week 1 NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13 /
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These five members of the Cincinnati Bengals could be suiting up in the orange and black for the last time as the 2020 season comes to a close.

Despite all the optimism swirling around the Queen City as the result of a two-game win streak, the Cincinnati Bengals will still have a lot of work to do this offseason. Zac Taylor’s squad is clearly locked in the cellar of the AFC North, and still has miles to go before proving they can consistently compete.

In order to close the gap that exists between themselves and the top of the division, a roster overhaul on the level we saw a season ago is in order. Fans were forced to say goodbye to a number of long-time fixtures in 2019, most notably quarterback Andy Dalton. There’s a good chance WhoDey nation will see players they hold even closer to their hearts on the way out the door once this season is up.

Whether it be free agency decisions, underperformance, or the team simply needing to move on in a different direction, these five players could be donning stripes for the last time this Sunday.

Safety Shawn Williams

For Shawn Williams, the writing has been on the wall for the entirety of the 2020 campaign. With the arrival of Vonn Bell via free agency, the hard-hitting safety has been relegated to mainly a special teams role. In fact, he’s only played 8% of the team’s defensive snaps this season.

Williams is slated to hit free agency this offseason, and there’s little chance he’s brought back. The former Georgia Bulldog still has a lot to offer and his leadership is an attribute plenty of teams will be looking to add. He’ll undoubtedly receive a larger role and payday elsewhere.

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