Bengals: 3 practice squad players who can contribute in 2021

Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Drue Chrisman, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

3. Drue Chrisman

Throughout the NFL and football in general, there is a general hierarchy for the value of a position. Quarterback currently sits all along on the top level, with players like left tackles and edge rushers regarded highly as well. Go all the way down that list, and at the bottom, you will find punter.

Cincinnati already has a veteran starting punter in Kevin Huber, but that did not stop the Bengals from placing Drue Chrisman on their practice squad. Chrisman may not be the most likely player to make the team as the only way he comes up is if Huber gets injured, but the Bengals are showing how much value they place in him by keeping him on the squad.

Huber is currently 36 and on a one-year contract with the Bengals. It would seem that the Bengals were impressed with Chrisman and wanted to keep him around to become the team’s starting punter next season.

That may mean if the season gets away from Cincinnati and a playoff spot is out of reach, Chrisman may be called up to get experience and be prepared to be the punter for the Cincinnati Bengals next season.

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Don’t be surprised to see these three practice squad members contribute on the active roster at some point this year.

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