5 free agents the Cincinnati Bengals could re-sign for 2022 season

Sam Hubbard #94 and Larry Ogunjobi #65 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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4. Tre Flowers

A fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State, Tre Flowers made a name for himself in Seattle as a defensive talent. He appeared in double-digit games for the Seahawks during his first three years but was waived in the midst of his fourth NFL season.

The Bengals wisely scooped Flowers off the waiver wire and he was a decent piece in their secondary.

While not a star, Flowers jumped free-agent bust Trae Waynes on the depth chart and appeared in 11 regular-season games for the stripes. He was pretty good in coverage against tight ends and that’s a big reason why the Bengals should consider bringing him back.

Flowers is an affordable name in free agency and while he won’t be a starter, he’s someone who found a role in the Bengals’ defense and should continue to build on that role.

3. Riley Reiff

The Bengals brought Riley Reiff to Cincinnati with the hopes that he could shore up the right side of their offensive line. He had previously played left tackle during his time in Detroit and Minnesota but Cincy moved him to right tackle where he did all right.

Unfortunately, Reiff was injured near the end of the 2021 season and ended up missing the entire postseason. He might not be a starter at this point of his career and that’s why the Bengals could be a landing spot for him. Reiff could serve as a backup to both Jonah Williams and La’el Collins, both of whom have a lengthy injury history.