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Cincinnati Bengals list of 2022 unrestricted free agents plus cap space after Super Bowl

Full list of Bengals unrestricted free agents for 2022

Cincinnati Bengals free safety Jessie Bates (30) runs during a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens on December 26, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals are fighting for their first ever Super Bowl win tonight, but tomorrow they’ll be focused on shaping the 2022 version of this season’s Super Bowl team. There are multiple questions going into next season, but they thankfully don’t need to worry about their key offensive skill players around quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Bengals will need to make a decision on a few key defensive players, starting with safety Jessie Bates, who has voiced some frustration with his inability to get a contract extension.

They also could lose fan favorite tight end C.J. Uzomah, but him re-signing sounds like the more likely outcome.

Last season’s salary cap number dropped to $182.5 million as the league dealt with the pandemic, but the 2022 cap rebounded back up to $208 million according to Over The Cap.

Franchise Tag possibilities

Bates is a franchise possibility, but after him they probably won’t consider the tag on anyone else.

Salary cap

Estimated 2022 cap space: ($57,307,379, 3rd highest in the league)

Notable unrestricted free agents

* Denotes Restricted Free Agent (RFA)

Bengals list of 2022 unrestricted free agents

Player Pos. Snaps Age
Player Pos. Snaps Age
Quinton Spain LG 90.60% 31
Eli Apple CB 87.20% 27
Jessie Bates III S 84.90% 25
C.J. Uzomah TE 73.00% 29
Larry Ogunjobi IDL 64.50% 28
B.J. Hill IDL 44.70% 27
Vernon Hargreaves CB 34.10% 27
Tre Flowers CB 32.40% 27
Kevin Huber P 29.60% 37
Clark Harris LS 29.60% 38
Ricardo Allen S 15.20% 31
Mike Thomas WR 12.90% 28
Auden Tate WR 10.50% 25
Zach Kerr IDL 9.30% 32
Brandon Allen QB 8.40% 30
Darius Phillips CB 8.00% 27
Michael Thomas S 7.80% 33
Jordan Evans LB 3.90% 27