3 Bengals free agents that we won’t miss if they sign elsewhere

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The Cincinnati Bengals have to make some tough decisions this offseason with their free agents. If these three pending free agents didn’t come back, fans might not be all that upset. 

With 19 players set to become unrestricted free agents, the stripes won’t be signing all of them. Some are easy options to let walk while others will become top priorities for the team when free agency officially gets underway.

This post is dedicated to three players who, if they were to sign elsewhere, fans might not care all that much. Whether that’s because they didn’t play great football or there are better options at the position (or both), fans would be fine with seeing these three players not re-sign in Cincinnati.

Let’s take a look!

3. Eli Apple

Before the Super Bowl, most Bengals fans probably wouldn’t have minded if Eli Apple returned to Cincinnati. He was playing pretty well at the end of the regular season and during the playoffs but the constant trash talking eventually caught up to Apple.

As we all know, Apple gave up the game-winning touchdown to Cooper Kupp and everyone let him hear it. He wasn’t innocent in all of this considering he was talking trash to the Ravens, Saints fans, Giants fans, and other NFL players. No one held back in their trolling of Apple and he deserved every bit of it.

Fans seem okay with Apple not being on the team next year but I wouldn’t be surprised if he re-signed. He was a decent player and the trash-talking might not make him a popular candidate in free agency.