Bengals Roster: 4 injured players who could make an impact in 2022

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The Cincinnati Bengals have been fortunate with injuries this year, which hasn’t been the case in recent years. What injured players on the Bengals roster could help the team?

As the Bengals continue to muscle through the 2021 season, they look to be ahead of schedule on their rebuild. Maybe this season doesn’t end the way we hope but right now, it’s hard not to be happy with how the 2021 season has played out.

The team has stayed mostly healthy and they’re 7-4 with a legitimate shot at the playoffs. It’s going to be an interesting finish for the stripes but even if things don’t end up the way we hoped this year (playoff appearance and a playoff victory would be nice), these injured players returning next year should make the team even better moving forward.

Here are four injured players who can help make a difference next season.

4. Wyatt Hubert

You forgot about  Wyatt Hubert, didn’t you? It’s okay if so as he never got a chance to shine this year due to injuring himself over the summer and never finding the field in the preseason.

The Bengals spent a seventh-round pick on Hubert, who played college ball at Kansas State. He was a shining star in Manhattan, totaling 94 tackles (33 for loss), 20 sacks, two passes defended, two forced fumbles, one interception through 34 games at K-State.

While seventh-round picks are typically just filling in depth and playing special teams, there was reason to believe that the rookie could have made a splash for the Bengals this year. As mentioned, however, he tore his pectoral muscle in late July, so fans didn’t get to see him in any kind of action whatsoever, which was unfortunate.

Hubert might be a seventh-round pick but if he gets a chance to play, he could make a positive contribution for the Bengals on both defense and special teams next year.