8 easiest roster decisions for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022 offseason

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7. Cut Samaje Perine

Unlike with the decision to cut Hopkins, cutting Samaje Perine doesn’t save the Bengals a ton of cash. Cutting Perine means that the team can move forward with Chris Evans as the second-string running back behind Joe Mixon.

Some might look at this move as punishment for Perine being on the wrong end on some of the Bengals’ plays in the Super Bowl but it’s really not about that. He’s not needed on the roster anymore and parting ways with him can open things up for Evans to have a bigger role in 2022 and beyond.

6. Re-sign C.J. Uzomah

One of the biggest Bengal names to hit free agency is tight end, C.J. Uzomah, who fans are hoping returns to the Queen City.

Losing Uzomah wouldn’t destroy the Bengals offense in 2022 but he’s well-liked by both the locker room and the fan base and he’s always pounded the drum for this team, even when they weren’t very good.

I still think Cincinnati should look to add a tight end in the draft but that’s more to replace the lackluster production from Drew Sample.

If Uzomah is willing to return, the Bengals would be fools not to re-sign the guy.