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

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2. Kevin Huber

After 13 years with the organization, is it possible that Super Bowl LVI is the end of the road for Kevin Huber? He’s slated to hit free agency and at age 36, his punting skills have definitely declined. Time and time again this season, Huber had some rough punts and failed to pin a team deep.

With Drue Chrisman sticking around on the practice squad throughout the 2021 season, it feels pretty obvious that Huber won’t be back next season. Hopefully, he can go out as a Super Bowl champion after spending some really brutal years with the Bengals. That’d be the best possible parting gift for the long-time Cincy punter.

1. Trae Waynes

This is the most obvious one on the list. After signing a massive three-year deal with the Bengals in the 2020 offseason, Trae Waynes has gone on to appear in eight games with all eight of them coming this season.

Waynes missed all of the 2020 campaign due to an injury and then injuries also kept him out early on in this current season. When he finally took the field in Week 4, he didn’t look like the same guy he was in Minnesota who earned him that big contract. He went from starting cornerback to now only appearing on special teams. Oof.

According to Spotrac, the Bengals only have to eat $5 million if they cut Waynes this offseason, making it nearly guaranteed that he’s cut. Waynes wasn’t injury-prone in Minnesota so the Bengals had no way of knowing the contract would go this poorly. Sometimes you swing and miss, it happens. Either way, Waynes is not going to be with this team after the Super Bowl.

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Do you agree that we could be seeing these guys’ final Bengals performances in Super Bowl LVI?