7 Cincinnati Bengals free agents we will sadly miss in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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3. Larry Ogunjobi

Larry Ogunjobi is proof that Pro Football Focus grades aren’t the end all be all for players. While Ogunjobi hasn’t received great marks from PFF this year, fans love the guy and how he’s helped this defense in 2021.

The former Cleveland Brown has appeared in all 16 games this season and totaled 49 tackles, 16 QB hits, 12 tackles for loss, and seven sacks. He turns 28 in June and is definitely worth a bigger contract but other teams are going to take notice of the Charlotte product’s season, which could make it tough to keep him in the Queen City.

Ogunjobi was the missing piece on the defensive line so losing him in the offseason would be a devastating blow but it’s a real possibility.

2. Quinton Spain

The offensive line hasn’t played well this year but Quinton Spain has been the outlier. The 30-year-old guard re-signed with Cincy in the offseason after a not-so-great 2020 season and really turned things around as a starting left guard.

PFF gave Spain a 71.5 grade for his efforts through 16 games but unfortunately, he was injured in the win over Kansas City. Zac Taylor said it was an ankle sprain, which feels like good news considering the injury appeared much worse at the moment.

With so few talented offensive linemen on the roster, Spain needs to be re-signed this offseason. The Bengals can’t let the guy hit the market or it’d be a huge loss for this offense.