Andrew Whitworth
Rating: 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age:35
|H:6’7|W:330|Pos:LT

Summary: Whitworth is expected to be the #1 priority for the Bengals. With question marks at left and right tackle, and with the Bengal’s offensive line surrendering 41 sacks, the Bengals absolutely have to re-sign Whitworth. Andy Dalton & A.J. both have stated they want Big Whit back for next season.–signed with the Rams $33.7M/3yrs

Kevin Zeitler
Rating:🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age: 26
|H:6’4|W:320|Pos:RG

Summary: Kevin Zeitler is an All-Pro guard and the best offensive lineman not named Andrew Whitworth. He will be heavily sought after in free agency by other teams and is likely to leave due to his possible market price.–signed with the Browns $60M/5yrs

Brandon LaFell
Rating: 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age:30
|H:6’3|W:210|Pos:WR

Summary: LaFell played admirably in 2016 hauling in 64 receptions, 862 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. He seemed to develop great chemistry with Andy Dalton and picked up the new offense rather quickly. The Bengals and A.J. Green have both said they’d like bring LaFell back.–resigned with the Bengals $10M/2yrs

Dre Kirkpatrick
Rating: 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age: 27
|H:6’2|W:185|Pos:CB 

Summary: Dre Kirkpatrick was arguably the Bengals best corner in 2016. He made huge strides in his contract year and has also been tabbed as a priority for the Bengals in free agency. Kirkpatrick’s deal will heavily depend on free agent corners Stephon Gilmore & Trumaine Jackson’s deals.–resigned with the Bengals $52.5M/5 yrs

Rex Burkhead
Rating: 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age: 26
|H:5’10|W:210|Pos:RB 

Summary: Rex Burkhead became a fan favorite during the 2016 season. He racked up 344 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. In his lone start in the regular season finale, Burkhead had 27 carries for 119 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns against the Baltimore Raven’s defense. With Giovani Bernard expected to miss time in 2016, Burkhead could also be a valued by the front office.signed with Patriots $3.5M/1 yr

Karlos Dansby
Rating: 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age: 35
|H:6’3|W:245|Pos:OLB 

Summary: Karlos Dansby wasn’t bad, but he didn’t stand out either. At age 35, it seems unlikely that the Bengals will bring Dansby back and could look to draft a linebacker early.-signed with the Cardinals  $2M/1yr

Eric Winston
Rating: 🐅 🐅 🐅
Age: 33
|H:6’7|W:310|Pos:T/G

Summary: The NFLPA president is an important reserve player for the Bengals. At times, he looked better than both Jake Fisher and Cedric Ogbuehi while rotating in at tackle. Both sides have already begun to talk and I expect to see Winston back in stripes. -resigned with the Bengals 1 yr

T.J. Johnson
Rating: 🐅 🐅
Age:26
|H:6’4|W:300|Pos:RG/C

Summary: The reserve lineman started at right guard as a potential replacement for Kevin Zeitler and did a decent job. The Bengals could look to bring Johnson back on the cheap. –signed tender with the Bengals $1.79M/1yr

Cedric Peerman
Rating:🐅 🐅
Age:30
|H:5’10|W:212|Pos:RB

Summary: Cedric Peerman has always been the Bengal’s special teams ace. The fact he can play running back and special teams all but guarantees his return. — resigned with Bengals 1 yr

Wallace Gilberry
Rating:🐅
Age: 32
|H:6’2|W:270|Pos:DE

Summary: Gilberry was signed midseason after being cut by the Lions to help with the pass rush. He had 2.5 total sacks in 5 games. He could be re-signed after the draft, but I could also see the Bengals moving on.–resigned with Bengals 1 yr

Domata Peko
Rating: 🐅
Age: 32
|H:6’3|W:325|Pos:DT

Summary: Peko has been the subject of scrutiny by the Bengal’s fan base, but the coaches seem to like him. There has been a discussion to bring him back, but with Andrew Billings expected to return, the door could be closed on a return.-signed with the Broncos $7.5M/2yrs

Margus Hunt
Rating:🐅
Age: 29
|H:6’8|W:295|Pos:DE

Summary: Margus Hunt has struggled his entire career with the Bengals. He has been a raw prospect that never quite developed. Hunt only has 1.5 career sacks and the Bengals can’t afford to wait for him to develop. Expect the Bengals to move from Hunt in free agency.–signed with the Colts 

Chykie Brown
Ra
ting: 🐅
Age: 30
|H:5’11|W:191|Pos:CB 

Summary: How Chykie Brown was able to last the entire season on the Bengals roster baffles me.

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