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Bengals Linked to Intriguing Center in Free Agency

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Cincinnati Bengals are linked to an intriguing center in NFL free agency.
The Cincinnati Bengals are linked to an intriguing center in NFL free agency. / Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY Sports

After a season in which quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked 70 times, the Cincinnati Bengals enter the offseason with a clear-cut No. 1 priority: reworking the offensive line. The franchise has a lot of avenues to explore with approximately $48.8 million in cap space and eight picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

One report from NFL insider Aaron Wilson reported the Bengals linked to an intriguing free-agent center: Bradley Bozeman of the Baltimore Ravens.

Bradley Bozeman Bengals

Bozeman spent the past four seasons with Baltimore, moving to a starting center role just last year. The former Alabama Crimson Tide standout excelled at the position. He received a 73.3 grade from PFF and allowed just 3 sacks and 1 penalty across 1,125 snaps in 16 starts.

Trey Hopkins operated as Cincinnati's starting center over the past three years, but he endured a terrible performance in 2021. He received a 51.4 grade from PFF by allowing 4 sacks and 4 penalties in just 928 snaps.

Bozeman is an immediate upgrade, especially considering PFF ranks him fourth on their list of available free-agent centers.

It'll be interesting to see what the Bengals do in free agency considering the number of holes on their current o-line. There's no question that Burrow's seven Super Bowl sacks played a role in the Bengals tough loss, but this team has enough pieces to rebound in 2022. FanDuel Sportsbook lists the Bengals with +2000 odds (T-7th) to win Super Bowl 57.

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