The Cincinnati Bengals have $47,640,642 in cap space ahead of this year’s free agency. In order to be aggressive in the offseason, the Bengals need to get rid of a few contracts. Here are three potential contracts the Bengals should get rid of.
Andy Dalton has been in trade conversation since the NFL Combine. Trading Dalton will save the most cap space as he is set to make 17.7 million dollars this upcoming season. Bonuses and guaranteed money have already been paid so the Bengals will save all 17.7 million dollars of that money.
Dre Kirkpatrick has only had one solid season his whole career which was his contract year. He signed a five year contract for 52 million dollars in 2017 due to solid play in 2016. The Bengals would save 8.3 million dollars in cap space by relinquishing his contract ahead of free agency.
Cordy Glenn has been nothing but a disappointment. The Bengals traded for him while he wasn’t healthy and he never got healthy. He was once a very solid offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, but now he is injury prone. Cutting his contract would give the Bengals 9.5 in cap savings.
All these contracts are too pricey and they are not needed for the up coming season. These unnecessary contracts will save the Bengals 35.5 million dollars in cap space by getting rid of them. The only contract that will be receiving any dead money is Kirkpatrick’s contract with 2.8 million. This will get them to 81.1 million dollars in total cap savings. Saving that money will create enough capital to extend Joe Mixon, extend AJ Green, and get two or three top tier free agents.
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