7 newcomers projected to be starters for the Bengals in 2021

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Bengals newcomers projected to be starters – No. 2: Riley Reiff

The Bengals needed to add reliable players to their offensive line this offseason and their best move at the position was signing Riley Reiff. Reiff played left tackle with the Lions and Vikings but the Bengals signed him to be a right tackle, as Jonah Williams is on the left side.

Reiff is a good veteran presence to have on this team and he can gain a lot with a big year with the Bengals. He signed a one-year deal with this team, meaning that next offseason, he’ll hit the free-agent market again and could stand to make a lot of money if he makes the Bengals offensive line better this year.

Reiff is a lock to start in some capacity, whether it’s at right tackle or one of the guard spots. Right tackle seems to be where he’ll start unless Cincinnati brings someone like Mitchell Schwartz in prior to the start of the season.

Hopefully, the Bengals were right with their decision to sign Reiff and he can make the right side of the o-line better.