Bengals: RBs still on the market after first week of free agency

The Cincinnati Bengals have been quiet at the running back position in free agency so far.

That comes as a mild surprise. It felt like Joe Mixon’s spot on the roster was far from guaranteed before the market opened. And it’s no secret the team made an aggressive push to keep Samaje Perine before he decided to sign elsewhere.

While the Bengals still have the draft to add to the running back room, the remaining names on the market are mostly budget buys whose production could outplay the cost, making for good value.

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Mixon could very much end up rotating with a rookie by the opener next season, but just in case, here’s a look at the names still available.

Leonard Fournette, 28

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Kareem Hunt, 28

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J.D. McKissic, 29

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Burkhead, 33

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Ingram, 34

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Giovani Bernard, 32

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Taiwan Jones, 35

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Jerick McKinnon, 31

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Darrel Williams, 28

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Dontrell Hilliard,28

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Latavius Murray, 33

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Trenton Cannon, 29

Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Darrell Henderson, 26

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Malcolm Brown, 30

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

David Johnson, 32

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Kenyan Drake, 29

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Royce Freeman, 27

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Jeremy McNichols, 28

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Jackson, 27

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Darrynton Evans, 25

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Ricky Person Jr., 24

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Jones, 26

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Benjamin Snell Jr., 25

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Darius Anderson, 26

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Elijah Holyfield, 26

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Johnson, 26

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D'vonte Price, 23

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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire