Bengals’ 4 biggest remaining needs after moves in 2022 free agency

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1. Cornerback

The biggest remaining need for the Bengals is at cornerback. They fortunately still have Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton returning for 2022 and also re-signed Eli Apple on a bargain of a deal. They finally cut Trae Waynes, however, and haven’t made any other moves at the position.

While the Bengals missed out on the big names like J.C. Jackson and Carlton Davis, it might not be the end of the world that they didn’t break the bank for either player. That deal that Jackson got was absolute insanity and would have made it tricky for Cincinnati to have gotten La’el Collins and other help they might add in the coming weeks.

The draft is probably where we’ll see Cincy target a cornerback unless they go after Stephon Gilmore, who is the best cornerback still on the market. Unfortunately, Ahmad Gardner is going to be off the board by the time the Bengals are on the clock, but Kaiir Elam could be an option there.

With how stacked the AFC is on the offensive side of the ball, the Bengals have to make sure they find a solid cornerback to help the secondary out. This is easily the team’s biggest remaining need after the first wave of free agency.

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What other needs do the Bengals have to address?