Before we get into a few free agent Bengals, let me just say that picking some to highlight was incredibly tough. Nothing against the Bengals, but hey, it’s not a pretty list of players to try and highlight. Alright, onward.
Cornerback Darqueze Dennard
One of the few highlights for the Bengals in 2018 was cornerback Darqueze Dennard. While he wasn’t perfect, he certainly made his fair share of impact plays. The best part about his game is his ability to stop the run as a slot corner.
To give you some perspective, Dennard was credited with 23 total stops, in 13 games, on the year. In comparison, Carlos Dunlap — a defensive lineman — had 29 in 16 games. While Dennard was a bit of a liability in coverage, I think playing with a front seven like Chicago would benefit him greatly.
Tight End C.J. Uzomah
For whatever reason, I like C.J. Uzomah. I don’t love him as a starting tight end, but if he’s your second or third option at the position, you have a luxury. He’s actually quite a talented pass catcher at the tight end position.
Having to fill in for injured teammates Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft last year (who are also free agents), Uzomah did a solid job. Quarterback play wasn’t anywhere close to where he deserved, but he made the best of it and caught 43 passes for 439 yards and three scores.
Outside Linebacker Kasim Edebali
For those die-hard Bears fans out there, Kasim Edebali should be a familiar name. A journeyman edge rusher, Edebali was cut by the Bears before the start of the 2018 season. However, many fans paid close attention to him throughout preseason as he could have taken one of the last edge spots on the team.
If you don’t remember, he showed great burst and bend in his preseason action last year. If the Bears wanted to give him another shot seeing as how Aaron Lynch is a free agent, I wouldn’t be opposed.