Bengals Free Agency

3 potential cap casualties the Bengals need to sign for 2022

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (22) celebrates with other defenders after interception a pass in the second half during Super Bowl 56, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Los Angeles Rams defeated Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.Nfl Super Bowl 56 Los Angeles Rams Vs Cincinnati Bengals Feb 13 2022 Albert Cesare 5901
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (22) celebrates with other defenders after interception a pass in the second half during Super Bowl 56, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Los Angeles Rams defeated Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.Nfl Super Bowl 56 Los Angeles Rams Vs Cincinnati Bengals Feb 13 2022 Albert Cesare 5901 /
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Just because the Cincinnati Bengals‘ season is over, doesn’t mean there isn’t intrigue and a reason to pay attention to the goings on surrounding a certain striped helmet team we all love.

In fact, this, in my estimation is one of the more fun portions of the offseason. After months of breaking down games, analyzing coaches and players, and generally agonizing on a weekly basis, we are once again free to sit back and pontificate….what if?

The Bengals were a cat’s whisker from winning the Super Bowl, thus we are faced with a different set of offseason questions. It’s nice to go into a free agency/draft season and NOT have to use both hands to count how many holes the team needs to fill.

So again, we can play a fun “what if” game. What if the Bengals make a big splash and lure top-end free agents into town? What if the team goes line-heavy in the draft as many expect? What if Cincinnati brings in a certain well-known tight end that wants to play with Joe Burrow? These questions definitely get Bengaldom fantasizing about the prospects of 2022.

First, however, with cap casualties already being mentioned in the media, teams in salary cap hell will be shedding overpriced free agent signings to get themselves under the spending limit. Just because these players are on the street doesn’t mean they can’t be impact players in the Queen City in 2022.

On a side note, kudos to Katie Blackburn for NEVER getting the Bengals in these desperate scenarios. Contrary to what many think, the Bengals DO spend money, but they structure their contracts responsibly and pay market value. It’s turned out pretty well the last couple of years!

Now I’ll attempt to stop rambling, and present Bengaldom with three potential cap casualties the Bengals need to sign in 2022.

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