3 Bengals players who could lose snaps to rookies in 2024

Dec 10, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Dax Hill (23) celebrates a pass
Dec 10, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Dax Hill (23) celebrates a pass / Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cincinnati Bengals added an influx of talent in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Bengals made 10 total selections spread out over the draft's seven rounds, including offensive tackle Amarius Mims, who the team snagged in the first round with the No. 18 overall pick. All 10 of those rookies will be eager for on-field opportunity next season. Not all of them are likely to get it, of course, but some probably will.

However, on-field opportunity for first-year players could potentially equate to less tick for some established players. While that's not easy transition for some veteran players to accept, it's just the reality of the NFL cycle. With that in mind, here's a look at three Bengals who could lose snaps to rookies in 2024.

Trent Brown, Offensive line

The Bengals just signed Trent Brown this offseason, and he's yet to play a single snap for the team, but he could already be in danger of potentially losing his starting spot following the selection of Mims. In fact, Bleacher Report recently listed Brown as a starter whose job could be in jeopardy, and understandably so. The writing may have already been on the wall once that pick was made.

Mims is the future of the O-line, and Brown was never intended to be a long-term answer on the line for the Bengals, as evidenced by the fact that they signed him to just a one-year deal. Perhaps Brown will begin the season as the starter, but once the coaching staff feels like Mims is ready, the gig will likely be his.

Maybe Brown could even end up serving as a mentor of sorts to Mims. After all, Brown has had a long, productive NFL career that has included a Pro Bowl selection and a Super Bowl victory. Given his experience, he's a valuable veteran to have on the roster, even if he does ultimately lose his starting spot.