8 easiest roster decisions for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022 offseason

Leigh Oleszczak
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5. Re-sign B.J. Hill

There might not have been a better trade in Bengals history than the one that brought one-year rental B.J. Hill to the Queen City in exchange for first-round bust, Billy Price. Hill immediately became a factor in the Cincy defense while Price was fine in New York but wouldn’t have made anywhere near the impact that Hill did.

Unfortunately, Hill is hitting free agency and he’ll be a popular name to watch in free agency. In a perfect world, Cincinnati would re-sign both Hill and Larry Ogunjobi but if they had to choose, I’d go with Hill. Ogunjobi missed the postseason run due to injuries while Hill was not only healthy for the games but a huge playmaker.

Get him back in a Bengals uniform next season, please.

4. Sign Terron Armstead

I didn’t dive into new free agent signings too much here but the one I opted to include is one that a lot of Bengals fans want to see happen. That’s getting Saints left tackle Terron Armstead to Cincinnati by all means necessary.

Armstead spent nine years with the Saints and made it to three Pro Bowls during that time. He’s one of the best left tackles in the league and would be an immediate upgrade at that spot in Cincinnati.

Doing this would force the team to move Jonah Williams either to right tackle or one of the guard spots but that’s not something that would upset anyone.

Armstead’s weakness is that he’s injury-prone and that’s the only reason I’m a little hesitant for Cincy to sign him. When healthy, he’s as good as they come but that’s a big “when” there.