1. La’el Collins
To be fair, La’el Collins isn’t a free agent… yet. The Cowboys were reportedly going to try and trade Collins but if no trade happened, he’d be released. That would make him a free agent.
Whether it’s by trade or waiting for him to be released to eventually pounce, the Bengals need to do what they can to get Collins to the Queen City. Waiting for him to be released would be ideal, as Collins has a cap hit of over $15 million in 2022, per Spotrac.
Getting Collins at right tackle would give the Bengals two solid bookends in Jonah Williams and the former LSU product. The asterisk with Collins is that he’s had some off-the-field issues and has also battled injuries throughout his six-year career.
There’s also word that the Patriots are interested in acquiring Collins so the Bengals have competition in this department. He’s definitely worth fighting for but at the same time, they shouldn’t break the bank to sign him, especially with those previous incidents and injuries.
Any of these options would help improve the right tackle situation in Cincinnati.
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