3 Bengals starters from 2021 who are still free agents
An undrafted free agent out of West Virginia, Quinton Spain spent the first four years of his career in Tennessee and then the next year and a half with the Bills. He landed in Cincinnati during the 2020 season and eventually found his way into a starting guard role.
In 2021, Spain won the starting left guard job and played decently, finishing the season with a PFF grade of 72.3. It’s a bit surprising that Spain is still available in free agency honestly. He started all but one game last year and while his Super Bowl performance was rough, he’s better than a lot of other left guards that teams are rolling with.
I was a bit surprised that the Bengals opted not to re-sign Spain but they clearly want to give Jackson Carman every chance to win the starting left guard job in 2022.
Spain should find a team to sign with at some point. After all, he’s an experienced starting guard who is coming off a nice season. Whether a team has a guard get hurt or simply wants to add some depth, Spain would be a solid choice to bring in.
All three of the players included here were starters on the Bengals’ o-line last season. Spain is likely going to be replaced by Carman, Hopkins’ replacement is Ted Karras, and Reiff wasn’t re-signed after the team added La’el Collins.
Will these former Bengals starters find a home elsewhere?