Cincinnati Bengals Roster 2018 Bengals Roster

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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 Andy Dalton Andy Dalton A. Dalton 14
79
#28 QB 1 6'2" 215 31 10/29/87 9 2011 2 35 TCU
QB Jeff Driskel Jeff Driskel J. Driskel 6
68
#61 QB 2 6'4" 234 26 4/23/93 4 2016 6 207 Louisiana Tech
RB Joe Mixon Joe Mixon J. Mixon 28
83
#28 RB 1 6'1" 228 22 7/24/96 3 2017 2 48 Oklahoma
RB Giovani Bernard Giovani Bernard G. Bernard 25
82
#30 RB 2 5'8" 202 27 11/22/91 7 2013 2 37 North Carolina
OT Bobby Hart Bobby Hart B. Hart 68
68
#87 OT 1 6'5" 336 24 8/21/94 5 2015 7 226 Florida State
OT Cordy Glenn Cordy Glenn C. Glenn 77
77
#39 OT 1 6'6" 343 29 9/18/89 8 2012 2 41 Georgia
ILB Preston Brown Preston Brown P. Brown 52
74
#44 ILB 1 6'1" 251 26 10/27/92 6 2014 3 73 Louisville
ILB Hardy Nickerson Jr Hardy Nickerson Jr H. N. Jr 56
76
#33 ILB 2 6'0" 236 25 1/5/94 3 2017 Illinois
OLB Nick Vigil Nick Vigil N. Vigil 59
66
#108 OLB 1 6'2" 239 25 8/20/93 4 2016 3 87 Utah State
OLB Jordan Evans Jordan Evans J. Evans 50
68
#93 OLB 1 6'3" 232 24 1/27/95 3 2017 6 193 Oklahoma
OLB Malik Jefferson Malik Jefferson M. Jefferson 45
66
#106 OLB 2 6'2" 236 22 11/15/96 2 2018 3 78 Texas
OLB Brandon Bell Brandon Bell B. Bell 51
67
#80 OLB 3 6'1" 231 24 1/9/95 2 2017 Penn State
SS Shawn Williams Shawn Williams S. Williams 36
82
#14 SS 1 6'0" 213 27 5/13/91 7 2013 3 84 Georgia
SS Clayton Fejedelem Clayton Fejedelem C. Fejedelem 42
62
#69 SS 2 6'0" 200 25 6/2/93 4 2016 7 245 Illinois
P Kevin Huber Kevin Huber K. Huber 10
75
#23 P 1 6'1" 210 33 7/16/85 11 2009 5 142 Cincinnati
FS Jessie Bates III Jessie Bates III J. B. III 30
73
#41 FS 1 6'1" 200 22 10/11/96 2 2018 2 54 Wake Forest
FS Brandon Wilson Brandon Wilson B. Wilson 40
65
#67 FS 2 5'10" 197 24 7/27/94 3 2017 6 207 Houston
FS Trayvon Henderson Trayvon Henderson T. Henderson 41
67
#13 FS 3 6'0" 204 23 8/15/95 1 2018
LS Clark Harris Clark Harris C. Harris 46
64
#21 LS 6'5" 257 34 7/10/84 11 2007 7 243 Rutgers
C Billy Price Billy Price B. Price 53
76
#21 C 1 6'4" 305 23 10/12/95 2 2018 1 21 Ohio State
C Trey Hopkins Trey Hopkins T. Hopkins 66
68
#74 C 2 6'4" 302 26 7/6/92 4 2014 Texas
DT Geno Atkins Geno Atkins G. Atkins 97
93
#3 DT 1 6'1" 293 31 3/28/88 10 2010 4 120 Georgia
DT Ryan Glasgow Ryan Glasgow R. Glasgow 98
70
#55 DT 2 6'3" 299 25 9/30/93 3 2017 4 138 Michigan
WR Tyler Boyd Tyler Boyd T. Boyd 83
76
#91 WR 1 6'1" 197 24 11/15/94 4 2016 2 55 Pittsburgh
WR AJ Green AJ Green A. Green 18
95
#3 WR 1 6'4" 211 30 7/31/88 9 2011 1 4 Georgia
WR John Ross John Ross J. Ross 15
75
#96 WR 1 5'11" 188 24 11/27/94 3 2017 1 9 Washington
WR Cody Core Cody Core C. Core 16
70
#125 WR 2 6'3" 205 25 4/17/94 4 2016 6 199 Mississippi
WR Josh Malone Josh Malone J. Malone 80
66
#171 WR 2 6'3" 208 23 3/21/96 3 2017 4 128 Tennessee
WR Alex Erickson Alex Erickson A. Erickson 12
63
#195 WR 2 6'0" 198 26 11/6/92 4 2016 Wisconsin
WR Monty Madaris Monty Madaris M. Madaris 19
64
#192 WR 6'1" 207 25 9/8/93 1 2017 Michigan State
WR Levonte Whitfield Levonte Whitfield L. Whitfield 89
65
#350 WR 182 1 Florida State
TE Tyler Eifert Tyler Eifert T. Eifert 85
88
#6 TE 1 6'5" 250 28 9/8/90 7 2013 1 21 Notre Dame
TE CJ Uzomah CJ Uzomah C. Uzomah 87
76
#49 TE 2 6'4" 264 26 1/14/93 5 2015 5 157 Auburn
TE Cethan Carter Cethan Carter C. Carter 82
69
#85 TE 3 6'3" 237 25 9/5/93 2 2017 Nebraska
TE Mason Schreck Mason Schreck M. Schreck 86
66
#89 TE 4 6'4" 257 25 11/4/93 3 2017 7 251 Buffalo
DE Jordan Willis Jordan Willis J. Willis 75
79
#50 DE 1 6'4" 255 23 5/2/95 3 2017 3 73 Kansas State
DE Carlos Dunlap Carlos Dunlap C. Dunlap 96
83
#35 DE 1 6'6" 277 30 2/28/89 10 2010 2 54 Florida
DE Kerry Wynn Kerry Wynn K. Wynn 72
66
#138 DE 2 6'5" 266 28 2/12/91 6 2014 Richmond
DE Sam Hubbard Sam Hubbard S. Hubbard 94
65
#143 DE 2 6'5" 270 23 6/29/95 2 2018 3 77 Ohio State
DE Carl Lawson Carl Lawson C. Lawson 58
84
#27 DE 3 6'2" 261 23 6/29/95 3 2017 4 116 Auburn
CB Dre Kirkpatrick Dre Kirkpatrick D. Kirkpatrick 27
79
#53 CB 1 6'2" 186 29 10/26/89 8 2012 1 17 Alabama
CB William Jackson III William Jackson III W. J. III 22
83
#30 CB 1 6'0" 189 26 10/27/92 4 2016 1 24 Houston
CB BW Webb BW Webb B. Webb 23
68
#127 CB 1 5'10" 184 29 1/7/90 6 2013 4 114 William & Mary
CB Darqueze Dennard Darqueze Dennard D. Dennard 21
77
#67 CB 2 5'11" 199 27 10/10/91 6 2014 1 24 Michigan State
CB Tony McRae Tony McRae T. McRae 29
69
#117 CB 2 5'9" 180 25 5/3/93 3 2016 North Carolina A&T
CB Darius Phillips Darius Phillips D. Phillips 23
67
#145 CB 3 5'10" 193 22 6/26/96 2 2018 5 170
CB Davontae Harris Davontae Harris D. Harris 35
65
#244 CB 5'11" 205 24 1/21/95 1 2018 5 151
NT Andrew Billings Andrew Billings A. Billings 99
66
#35 NT 1 6'1" 311 24 3/6/95 4 2016 4 122 Baylor
NT Josh Tupou Josh Tupou J. Tupou 91
67
#32 NT 2 6'3" 362 24 5/2/94 3 2017 Colorado
G Alex Redmond Alex Redmond A. Redmond 62
63
#105 G 1 6'5" 294 24 1/18/95 3 2016 UCLA
G Clint Boling Clint Boling C. Boling 65
79
#27 G 1 6'5" 306 29 5/9/89 9 2011 4 101 Georgia
G John Miller John Miller J. Miller 76
77
#32 G 2 6'2" 303 25 8/12/93 5 2015 3 81 Louisville
G Christian Westerman Christian Westerman C. Westerman 63
68
#76 G 2 6'3" 298 26 2/23/93 4 2016 5 161 Arizona State
G Rod Taylor Rod Taylor R. Taylor 64
67
#132 G 3 6'3" 320 24 10/26/94 1 2018 7 252
K Randy Bullock Randy Bullock R. Bullock 4
78
#18 K 1 5'9" 205 29 12/16/89 8 2012 5 161 Texas A&M
K Tristan Vizcaino Tristan Vizcaino T. Vizcaino 0
6'2" 202 0 Washington

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.