Bengals should place these 3 players on the trade block

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Jackson Carman

The Bengals drafted Jackson Carman last year in the second round. The hope was that he would immediately become the starter at right guard. That, however, never came to fruition. Currently, Carman is listed as the starting left guard, and hopes remain high for the young lineman.

Remember that time when Cincinnati played Billy Price all preseason at center and guard just to trade him during the final cuts to the New York Giants for B.J. Hill? Then, many believed that Price’s place on the squad was safe. Since then, B.J. Hill signed a multi-year extension with the Bengals, and Price is currently a free agent.

If they were so inclined, the Bengals could play Carman in the preseason only to try to move him for another player. He is penciled in as a starter. However, Carman is perceived to be the weakest link along the offensive line. Cincinnati could find a better option either currently on the roster or with a surprise cut when teams get down to 53.

In the same way that there was interest in Price, a former first-rounder, there could be a team interested in Carman. The Bengals could look to move him if they were to find a suitable upgrade.