Cincinnati Bengals Roster 2018 Bengals Roster

5-8, 4th AFC North

vs OAK

6:00 pm UTC, 12/16

Joe Mixon is finally going to be a featured guy, and while Giovani Bernard is still on the team, it should not affect Mixon’s touches in anyway. Bernard still has a passing game role on this team, and there is little competition to both these players. Andy Dalton does not have A.J. McCarron backing him up anymore, and Cincinnati will likely look ahead for a quarterback of the future soon. Dalton turns 31 this season, and the red-headed shine has worn off already. This receiving core outside of A.J. Green is gross. Brandon LeFell continues to be a WR2 in Cincinnati, which says a lot. John Ross has yet to make an impact, and health derailed his rookie year. It is not a lock for him to be a featured player. Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft make up the tight end duo, and with Eifert’s injury history, Kroft should get plenty of snaps.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Jeff Driskel Jeff Driskel J. Driskel 6
68
#61 QB 1 6'4" 234 25 4/23/93 3 2016 6 207 Louisiana Tech
QB Tom Savage Tom Savage T. Savage 5
73
#37 QB 2 6'4" 228 28 4/26/90 5 2014 4 135 Pittsburgh
RB Joe Mixon Joe Mixon J. Mixon 28
83
#28 RB 1 6'1" 228 22 7/24/96 2 2017 2 48 Oklahoma
RB Giovani Bernard Giovani Bernard G. Bernard 25
82
#30 RB 2 5'8" 202 27 11/22/91 6 2013 2 37 North Carolina
RB Mark Walton Mark Walton M. Walton 32
68
#91 RB 3 5'10" 202 21 3/29/97 0 2018 4 112
OT Cordy Glenn Cordy Glenn C. Glenn 77
77
#39 OT 1 6'6" 343 29 9/18/89 7 2012 2 41 Georgia
OT Bobby Hart Bobby Hart B. Hart 68
68
#87 OT 1 6'5" 336 24 8/21/94 4 2015 7 226 Florida State
OT Cedric Ogbuehi Cedric Ogbuehi C. Ogbuehi 70
70
#72 OT 2 6'5" 306 26 4/25/92 4 2015 1 21 Texas A&M
OT Andre Smith Andre Smith A. Smith 71
75
#42 OT 2 6'4" 335 31 1/25/87 10 2009 1 6 Alabama
OT Jake Fisher Jake Fisher J. Fisher 74
73
#51 OT 6'6" 306 25 8/16/93 4 2015 2 53 Oregon
OT Javarius Leamon Javarius Leamon J. Leamon 79
69
#87 OT 6'7" 332 25 4/16/93 1 2017 South Carolina State
ILB Hardy Nickerson Jr Hardy Nickerson Jr H. Nickerson Jr 56
76
#33 ILB 1 6'0" 236 24 1/5/94 2 2017 Illinois
ILB Preston Brown Preston Brown P. Brown 52
74
#44 ILB 6'1" 251 26 10/27/92 5 2014 3 73 Louisville
OLB Jordan Evans Jordan Evans J. Evans 50
68
#93 OLB 1 6'3" 232 23 1/27/95 2 2017 6 193 Oklahoma
OLB Nick Vigil Nick Vigil N. Vigil 59
66
#108 OLB 1 6'2" 239 25 8/20/93 3 2016 3 87 Utah State
OLB Vincent Rey Vincent Rey V. Rey 57
78
#32 OLB 2 6'2" 240 31 9/6/87 8 2010 Duke
OLB Malik Jefferson Malik Jefferson M. Jefferson 45
66
#106 OLB 2 6'2" 236 22 11/15/96 0 2018 3 78 Texas
OLB Vontaze Burfict Vontaze Burfict V. Burfict 55
85
#4 OLB 3 6'1" 248 28 9/24/90 7 2012 Arizona State
OLB Brandon Bell Brandon Bell B. Bell 52
67
#80 OLB 3 6'1" 231 23 1/9/95 1 2017 Penn State
SS Shawn Williams Shawn Williams S. Williams 36
82
#14 SS 1 6'0" 213 27 5/13/91 6 2013 3 84 Georgia
SS Clayton Fejedelem Clayton Fejedelem C. Fejedelem 42
62
#69 SS 2 6'0" 200 25 6/2/93 3 2016 7 245 Illinois
P Kevin Huber Kevin Huber K. Huber 10
75
#23 P 1 6'1" 210 33 7/16/85 10 2009 5 142 Cincinnati
FS Jessie Bates III Jessie Bates III J. Bates III 30
73
#41 FS 1 6'1" 200 22 10/11/96 0 2018 2 54 Wake Forest
FS Brandon Wilson Brandon Wilson B. Wilson 40
65
#67 FS 2 5'10" 197 24 7/27/94 2 2017 6 207 Houston
LS Clark Harris Clark Harris C. Harris 46
64
#21 LS 6'5" 257 34 7/10/84 10 2007 7 243 Rutgers
C Billy Price Billy Price B. Price 53
76
#21 C 2 6'4" 305 23 10/12/95 0 2018 1 21 Ohio State
DT Geno Atkins Geno Atkins G. Atkins 97
93
#3 DT 1 6'1" 293 30 3/28/88 9 2010 4 120 Georgia
DT Adolphus Washington Adolphus Washington A. Washington 92
72
#37 DT 6'3" 301 25 11/30/93 3 2016 3 80 Ohio State
WR John Ross John Ross J. Ross 15
75
#96 WR 1 5'11" 188 24 11/27/94 2 2017 1 9 Washington
WR Cody Core Cody Core C. Core 16
70
#125 WR 1 6'3" 205 24 4/17/94 3 2016 6 199 Mississippi
WR Tyler Boyd Tyler Boyd T. Boyd 83
76
#91 WR 1 6'1" 197 24 11/15/94 3 2016 2 55 Pittsburgh
WR Alex Erickson Alex Erickson A. Erickson 12
63
#195 WR 2 6'0" 198 26 11/6/92 3 2016 Wisconsin
WR Josh Malone Josh Malone J. Malone 80
66
#171 WR 2 6'3" 208 22 3/21/96 2 2017 4 128 Tennessee
WR Monty Madaris Monty Madaris M. Madaris 19
64
#192 WR 6'1" 207 25 9/8/93 1 2017 Michigan State
TE CJ Uzomah CJ Uzomah C. Uzomah 87
76
#49 TE 1 6'4" 264 25 1/14/93 4 2015 5 157 Auburn
TE Tyler Kroft Tyler Kroft T. Kroft 81
78
#34 TE 5 6'5" 246 26 10/15/92 4 2015 3 85 Rutgers
DE Carlos Dunlap Carlos Dunlap C. Dunlap 96
83
#35 DE 1 6'6" 277 29 2/28/89 9 2010 2 54 Florida
DE Michael Johnson Michael Johnson M. Johnson 90
81
#44 DE 1 6'7" 260 31 2/7/87 10 2009 3 70 Georgia Tech
DE Jordan Willis Jordan Willis J. Willis 75
79
#50 DE 2 6'4" 255 23 5/2/95 2 2017 3 73 Kansas State
DE Sam Hubbard Sam Hubbard S. Hubbard 94
65
#143 DE 2 6'5" 270 23 6/29/95 0 2018 3 77 Ohio State
DE Kasim Edebali Kasim Edebali K. Edebali 95
62
#189 DE 3 6'2" 253 29 8/17/89 5 2014 Boston College
DE Carl Lawson Carl Lawson C. Lawson 58
84
#27 DE 6'2" 261 23 6/29/95 2 2017 4 116 Auburn
CB Dre Kirkpatrick Dre Kirkpatrick D. Kirkpatrick 27
79
#53 CB 1 6'2" 186 29 10/26/89 7 2012 1 17 Alabama
CB Darqueze Dennard Darqueze Dennard D. Dennard 21
77
#67 CB 1 5'11" 199 27 10/10/91 5 2014 1 24 Michigan State
CB William Jackson III William Jackson III W. Jackson III 22
83
#30 CB 1 6'0" 189 26 10/27/92 3 2016 1 24 Houston
CB Tony McRae Tony McRae T. McRae 29
69
#117 CB 2 5'9" 180 25 5/3/93 2 2016 North Carolina A&T
CB Darius Phillips Darius Phillips D. Phillips 23
67
#145 CB 3 5'10" 193 22 6/26/96 0 2018 5 170
CB Davontae Harris Davontae Harris D. Harris 35
65
#244 CB 5'11" 205 23 1/21/95 0 2018 5 151
NT Andrew Billings Andrew Billings A. Billings 99
66
#35 NT 1 6'1" 311 23 3/6/95 3 2016 4 122 Baylor
NT Josh Tupou Josh Tupou J. Tupou 91
67
#32 NT 6'3" 362 24 5/2/94 2 2017 Colorado
G Alex Redmond Alex Redmond A. Redmond 62
63
#105 G 1 6'5" 294 23 1/18/95 2 2016 UCLA
G Clint Boling Clint Boling C. Boling 65
79
#27 G 1 6'5" 306 29 5/9/89 8 2011 4 101 Georgia
G Trey Hopkins Trey Hopkins T. Hopkins 66
68
#74 G 2 6'4" 302 26 7/6/92 3 2014 Texas
G Christian Westerman Christian Westerman C. Westerman 63
68
#76 G 2 6'3" 298 25 2/23/93 3 2016 5 161 Arizona State
K Randy Bullock Randy Bullock R. Bullock 4
78
#18 K 1 5'9" 205 28 12/16/89 7 2012 5 161 Texas A&M

Looking to Solve Offensive Woes

The Cincinnati Bengals missed the playoffs with a 7-9 record in 2017. This occurrence marked a shortcoming that the team is not used to. Although the team faced multiple first-round playoff defeats in the past few seasons, the sheer nature of achieving a birth is better than nothing. The team inked head coach Marvin Lewis to a 2-year contract extension this off-season. Despite the buzz around folks calling for his job, Lewis will continue to strive to get the playoff monkey off his shoulders.

The team's biggest concerning was tying some knots at the offensive line position this off-season. Inconsistent play and slotting players within incorrect roles led to protection concerns for Andy Dalton. They were weak off both sides, amassing to high levels of impact placed on Dalton throughout the season. To help bailout the outside, the team traded for Cordy Glenn from the Buffalo Bills. Glenn has height, quick feet, and presents a manageable size-to-speed ratio. He can help relieve some of the pressure from the outside at the left tackle position, protecting Dalton's blindside. The team also went O-line heavy in the draft, using their first-round pick to draft Billy Price. Price will fill big shoes once occupied by Russell Bodine. The center position is not an easy fill, but the Price addition presents a younger talent platform to mold. The team also added Bobby Hart from the Giants. Hart's role is currently undecided, leaving his efforts in camp as the main factors to his usage on the team this coming season.

Despite gaining big names in the off-season, the team centered around replacement players and re-signings. The team re-signed Tyler Eifert to a player-friendly contract. If Eifert can remain healthy, there are seeded bonuses up for grabs for the former Notre Dame standout. The team really needs a year-long performance out of Eifert. He presents a back-up plan to A.J. Green, affording the team many different red zone sets. The team also lost a few role players, to which they subdued with the signing of plug-and-play guys. The health of the team is the main selling point at the offensive categories. Keeping guys slotted within their roles and not having to go off-script will keep this experienced core within contention.

The defense is where this team continues to thrive. Each year, their top playmakers out-do a previous performance, reaching his levels of consistency and fortitude. The team returns a stellar defensive line with the likes of Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap. The knowledge for the game that these two possess is second to none. When they are on, it is tough to knock them from their podium. Vontaze Burfict continues to center the linebacking core, helping his guys feed off the energy and performance of others. The mentality of this defense is the next-man-up ideals, ensuring that all players get their chance to wreak havoc on opposing offenses. The secondary remains consistent across the board, leaving this defense amongst the top ranks of the league. This defense continues to keep this team in contests, begging for offensive production to follow suit.

The offensive woes will need to subside. Andy Dalton has had the same core of players to work with for the past 5 seasons, building a repertoire of chemistry. This trend will have to carry to in-game situations for the team to compete with the likes of the Ravens and the Steelers. This season looks to be a promising fight for the playoffs, ending a two-year drought.