TE C.J. Uzomah is one of the Bengals’ impact players headed to free agency when the season ends. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Bengals’ Free Agents for the 2022 Offseason

Even with an AFC championship and a date with destiny at Super Bowl LVI, Cincy will have a few questions to answer in the NFL offseason period. Let’s roll through the full list of Bengals free agents.

With just one game left in the NFL season, it’s not long before the focus shifts to offseason roster moves and deep dives into the occasionally confusing world of salary cap compliance. No one is exempt from it — even if the Cincinnati Bengals win Super Bowl LVI.

Zac Taylor and Cincy have a lot of room to swoop in on one or more of the bigger names set to become free agents this offseason, from Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu to Carolina Panthers cornerback Stephon Gilmore and beyond. Coming in under the 2021 NFL salary cap by about $27 million also allows them the flexibility to re-sign their own free agents, too, if the ultimate decision is to run it back and make another run at Super Bowl glory with similar chemistry in place

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the impending Bengals free agents on their active roster.

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Bengals 2021 Salary Cap Numbers

All dollar figures and cap estimates via Spotrac.

  • Active contracts: $154,339,838
  • Dead cap money: $15,826,044
  • Total salary cap usage: $188,623,718
  • Salary cap space: $6,514,557
Top 10 NFL teams by 2022 salary cap space (via Spotrac as of Feb. 11)

2022 Cincinnati Bengals Free Agents

  • QB Brandon Allen (unrestricted)
    • Age: 29
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,500,000
    • 2021 salary: $1,500,00
  • S Ricardo Allen (unrestricted)
    • Age: 30
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,490,000
    • 2021 salary: $1,490,000
  • CB Eli Apple (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,200,000
    • 2021 salary: $1,200,000
  • S Jesse Bates III (unrestricted)
    • Age: 24
    • Expiring contract: 4 years, $4,947,814
    • 2021 salary: $2,433,000
  • CB Jalen Davis (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $920,000
    • 2021 salary: $920,000
  • LB Jordan Evans (unrestricted)
    • Age: 27
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,127,500
    • 2021 salary: $1,127,500
  • LB Tre Flowers (unrestricted)
    • Age: 28
    • Expiring contract: 4 years, $2,758,729
    • 2021 salary: $1,576,614
  • CB Vernon Hargreaves (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $2,000,000
    • 2021 salary: $2,000,000
  • LS Clark Harris (unrestricted)
    • Age: 37
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,212,500
    • 2021 salary: $1,212,500
  • DT B.J. Hill (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring contract: 4 years, $4,047,880
    • 2021 salary: $2,183,000
  • P Kevin Huber (unrestricted)
    • Age: 36
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,637,500
    • 2021 salary: $1,637,500
  • WR Trenton Irwin (exclusive rights)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $660,000
    • 2021 salary: $660,000
  • G Fred Johnson (restricted)
    • Age: 24
    • Expiring contract: 3 years, $1,770,000
    • 2021 salary: $850,000
  • LB Clay Johnson (exclusive rights)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $660,000
    • 2021 salary: $660,000
  • WR Stanley Morgan (restricted)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring contract: 2 years, $1,525,000
    • 2021 salary: $850,000
  • DT Larry Ogunjobi (unrestricted)
    • Age: 27
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $6,200,000
    • 2021 salary: $6,200,000
  • CB Darius Phillips (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring contract: 4 years, $2,677,553
    • 2021 salary: $920,000
  • DE Wyatt Ray (exclusive rights)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $675,000
    • 2021 salary: $675,000
  • T Riley Rieff (unrestricted)
    • Age: 33
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $7,500,000
    • 2021 salary: $7,500,000
  • G Quinton Spain (unrestricted)
    • Age: 30
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,127,500
    • 2021 salary: $1,127,500
  • WR Auden Tate (unrestricted)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring contract: 3 years, $1,710,000
    • 2021 salary: $920,000
  • WR Mike Thomas (unrestricted)
    • Age: 27
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $1,015,000
    • 2021 salary: $1,015,000
  • DT Josh Tupou (unrestricted)
    • Age: 27
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $2,133,000
    • 2021 salary: $1,108,235
  • TE C.J. Uzomah
    • Age: 29
    • Expiring contract: 3 years, $18,300,000
    • 2021 salary: $5,073,529
  • TE Mitchell Wilcox (exclusive rights)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring contract: 1 year, $610,000
    • 2021 salary: $660,000

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