Bengals should target Isaac Seumalo if he’s cut by the Eagles
Teams are going to have to start cutting veterans later this summer and if the Eagles decide to part ways with Isaac Seumalo, the Cincinnati Bengals should scoop him up.
While the Cincinnati Bengals are going to have to make cuts of their own, they can improve their roster by adding cap casualties from other teams. One name to monitor is Isaac Seumalo of the Eagles.
Seumalo was a third-round pick by the Eagles in 2016 and signed an extension during the 2019 season. When he’s on the field, he’s a solid guard but the problem is that he hasn’t been healthy over the past few years.
Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report listed a few NFL veterans who could find themselves on the roster bubble and Seumalo made the cut. Here’s more from Ballentine:
"Seumalo has been good when healthy but those moments have been rare lately. He missed all but three games of 2021 with a lisfranc injury and only played in nine games in 2020.Pro Football Focus rated the Eagles offensive line as the league’s bestgoing into 2022. Their projected starting lineup has Seumalo but third-year player Jack Driscoll and rookie Cam Jurgens could still factor into the race.If the 28-year-old were to lose the job to either of his younger counterparts, the Eagles would be paying a backup guard $7.6 million."
If Isaac Seumalo is available, Bengals need to add him
Seumalo initially played left guard for Philadelphia but has been moved to the right guard spot in order to compete for the job there. It just so happens that the Bengals’ left guard position is the only one without a surefire starter.
Jackson Carman looks to be the starting left guard for 2022 but there’s still a lot of unknown surrounding him. If he either struggles or the troubling news no longer allows him to be an option, the Bengals will want to have a more experienced option at left guard. Seumalo could be just that.
The former Oregon State product has struggled with injuries in recent years, appearing in just 12 games the past two seasons but he’s a solid performer when on the field. Last year he graded out at 74.8 by PFF, proving that he’s an asset to have on the o-line.
If the Eagles decide they want to move on from Seumalo and his $7.6 million that he’s owed this year, the Cincinnati Bengals shouldn’t hesitate to add him to their roster. He’d make their offensive line better and that’s been the goal this offseason.