Bengals Free Agency: 10 best free agents and are they a fit for Cincinnati

Leigh Oleszczak
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6. Brandon Scherff (Right Guard)

Right guard was a revolving door for the Bengals in 2021, as we saw Xavier Su’a-Filo, Jackson Carman, and Hakeem Adeniji all take turns at the position throughout the season. Adeniji received the most playing time there and he wasn’t good.

While Carman shouldn’t be given up on yet, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for Cincinnati to find more of a long-term option at right guard and maybe put Carman back at his preferred position of tackle.

Brandon Scherff is the best guard option in free agency but there’s a big asterisk next to his name. The asterisk is that Scherff has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, missing six games in 2021, three games in 2020, five games in 2019, and eight games in 2018.

There’s no doubt that Scherff is a fit for Cincy but the injury history is concerning.

5. Marcus Williams (Safety)

The best safety on the free-agent market is Marcus Williams, who spent the first five years of his career in New Orleans. The Bengals have done well plucking free agents from the Big Easy (Vonn Bell, Trey Hendrickson to name a few) but with them placing the franchise tag on Jessie Bates, Williams won’t be on their radar.