Bengals 3 worst moves of the 2023 offseason
While the Cincinnati Bengals have put together what most would consider to be a solid offseason, there have been some moves made (or not made in some cases) that deserve to be scrutinized. The team doesn't have the flexibility they once did due to needing to extend several key players and that is something to note.
Let's take a look at the three worst moves from the Bengals offseason.
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3. Not re-signing Samaje Perine
This might not end up looking like a big deal if Chase Brown goes on to be as good as Bengals fans think he can be but for now, losing Perine is a blow to this offense. When Joe Mixon went down during the 2022 season, Perine stepped up and the run game looked better when he was at the helm.
It felt like the Bengals would try to keep Perine because he'd be relatively cheap and the positive impact he had on the offense. Instead, the Broncos swiped him from Cincinnati, signing him to a two-year deal worth $7.5 million.
This was a good move by Denver but not so much for Cincinnati. We might forget that Perine's departure was ever a big deal if Brown packs a punch as a rookie but right now, it's okay to call this one of the worst moves for the Bengals.