11 Bengals who could be playing final game with team in Super Bowl LVI

Leigh Oleszczak
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6. Samaje Perine

Joe Mixon is under contract through the 2024 season and the team spent a sixth-round pick on Chris Evans last year. With that in mind, it might be time to part ways with Samaje Perine. The cap hit for keeping Perine next season isn’t bad but calls for Evans to be the RB2 grew louder throughout the season. Perine staying with the team would continue to bury Evans on the depth chart.

The Bengals only have $350,000 in dead money if they cut Perine and that could be yet another incentive to part ways with the running back. Mixon is the clear-cut starter but Evans needs to have a bigger role in 2022 and getting rid of Perine this offseason could make that happen. That’s why I wouldn’t be shocked if Super Bowl LVI is Perine’s last game with Cincinnati.

5. Isaiah Prince

Isaiah Prince starting at right tackle wasn’t supposed to be the plan but desperate times call for desperate measures, right? Riley Reiff’s injury led to Prince getting the start on the right side of the line and it hasn’t gone great.

While Prince is still under contract for the 2023 season, don’t be shocked if this is his final game with the team. The Bengals should make the offensive line their main priority this offseason and if that ends up happening, Prince is expendable. He could be kept around as a depth piece but the Bengals have other options in that department.