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Ranking the Bengals’ roster: 61-70, the tough cuts

July 10th, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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Not every player on the Cincinnati Bengals’ offseason roster can make it through final cuts. It is an unfortunate situation, due to the business of the NFL, resulting in teams being forced to make tough decisions in regards to good NFL players. As we continue to categorize the Bengals‘ current roster by their importance, the next group is highlighted by players the Bengals who will make the Bengals answer tough decisions come September. No one will enjoy seeing these players go, but without further ado, here are the players ranked 61-70 on the 90 man roster, in no particular order:

Bryson Albright, linebacker

Albright failed to stick to the Buffalo Bills’ roster permanently, although he did manage to survive his practice squad demotion, only to find his way back to the active roster before ending up back on the practice squad again. The Cincinnati native recorded five tackles, three QB hits, and a fumble recovery last preseason with the Bills and could easily see similarly impressive numbers with the Bengals in 2017. Albright has a lot of competition ahead of him at linebacker, although there is an opportunity for a sufficiently impressive preseason player to make their mark. Assuming he can live up to expectations, he could easily break into the roster bubble discussion as a player with a real chance to make the Bengals’ final 53-man roster.

Brandon Wilson, safety

A multi-talented player at running back, cornerback, and safety, Brandon Wilson has most of the measurables you would want from a player at any of those positions. Unfortunately for him, his 5’11″, 200 pound stature makes him seem extremely undersized for an NFL running back and cornerback, although it does justify the Bengals’ decision to develop him as a safety. However, safety is going to be a difficult position for the former sixth round pick to break into right away. The Bengals won’t have a natural opening at the position until 2019, when former sixth round pick Derron Smith becomes a free agent. Due to inexperience, Wilson likely won’t beat anyone out for a roster spot, although the team could make room for …

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