3 free agents the Bengals need to add following the 2022 draft

JC Tretter (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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1. J.C. Tretter

The Bengals entered the offseason needing to upgrade their offensive line and they’ve done just that. They revamped the entire right side of the line by signing Alex Cappa to play right guard and La’el Collins to slide in at right tackle. They also added Ted Karras, who can play either left guard or center.

As of now, Karras is slated to play center, but J.C. Tretter could be someone the team brings in to play center and Karras could slide over to left guard.

Tretter was a fourth-round pick by the Packers in 2013 and played in Green Bay for three years before signing with the Browns. He spent the past five years in Cleveland and missed just one game during that time, which came last year.

Adding Tretter to this offensive line would give them four newcomers on the line, which means it’d take some time for the unit to gel, but once they did, the team would have undoubtedly one of the best o-lines in the league. It’s wild that he’s still a free agent honestly but the Bengals shouldn’t be content with the o-line they currently have.

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These three free agents are still waiting to find their next NFL home and the Bengals might not be able to land all three of them, but even just adding one would make the reigning AFC champions a better team than they are now.