5 surprise cut candidates for the Bengals in 2022

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3. Trey Hill

Trey Hill will be heading into his second year but didn’t make much progress in his rookie season. What sets Hill apart from some of the other backups on the team is that he can play center and having a backup center is extremely important. However, Cincinnati signed UDFA Ben Brown, who can also play center and guard.

That is what could lead to Hill being placed on the practice squad or being released if he doesn’t perform in camp. Brown has nothing to lose, and he is the one fighting for a roster spot; Hill is fighting not to lose his roster spot, and who knows when he’ll get another chance if he does. Hill was a former sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Georgia.

He has a lot of raw potential and coming out of Georgia, he was lining up against some of the best pass rushers every game and every day in practice, and the Cincinnati Bengals saw that. Being a 6’3″, 320-pound, 22-year-old he has the build and the size to remain in the NFL and be a successful interior defensive lineman.