News & Analysis

Cincinnati Bengals 2018 offseason moves

Sep 14, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) runs against the Houston Texans during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

A relatively quiet offseason for the Cincinnati Bengals saw them bring in the likes of Chris Baker from Tampa and Preston Brown from Buffalo on defense while they added Cordy Glenn via trade, Bobby Hart from the Giants and Matt Barkley from the Cardinals on offense. The Bengals lost both backup quarterback AJ McCarron and center Russell Bodine to the Bills while edge defender Chris Smith signed with division-rival Cleveland.

All told, QB Andy Dalton still remains and has his tight end combination of Tyler Kroft and Tyler Eifert to throw to despite the apparent changeover on the offensive line.

There are still needs to be met on the Bengals roster, albeit no seemingly glaring hole exists. Where they go in the 2018 NFL Draft will shed light on what internally they deem as priority to fix, or add to. With their relatively quiet offseason so far, what do PFF Senior Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson think of the Bengals moves to date?

Subscribe to our PFF YouTube channel for more content including State of the Franchise videos after each team's free agency moves this offseason.

All Featured Tools

  • NFL free agent rankings with analysis, projected salaries, PFF grades and PFF WAR.

    Available with

  • PFF predictions and real time spread, moneyline and over/under lines for each NFL game.

    Available with

  • Create winning NFL Daily Fantasy Sports with PFF’s DFS Lineup Optimizer. Set custom exposures and team stacks to optimize lineups effectively before exporting and uploading the unique lineups to DraftKings, FanDuel or Yahoo DFS.

    Available with

  • PFF's Player Props Tool reveals betting opportunities within player prop markets.

    Available with

  • PFF's Big Board for the 2021 NFL Draft offers three-year player grades, combine measurables, position rankings, and in-depth player analysis for all of the top draft prospects.

    Available with

Pro Subscriptions

Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft

$9.99 / mo
$39.99 / yr

Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS

$34.99 / mo
$199.99 / yr
College Subscriptions

Unlock College Player Grades and Preview Magazine

$7.99 / mo
$27.99 / yr

Unlock NCAA Premium Stats & PFF Greenline NCAA

$29.99 / mo
$119.99 / yr