Cincinnati Bengals 2021 free agents

Chris Roling
·6 min read

The Cincinnati Bengals have a large number of free agents headed to the open market in March.

The team is projected to once again have a massive amount of roster turnover as a result in what amounts to year two of a complete roster reset under Zac Taylor.

With big names like A.J. Green, Carl Lawson and William Jackson leading the way, there are certainly some players the team would like to bring back before the market actually opens.

For now, here’s a quick look at all of the players slated to be free agents.

WR A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs a route during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

S Shawn Williams

Dec 6, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Shawn Williams (36) leaves the field after being ejected from the game against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

WR John Ross

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross (11) runs in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. The Browns won 35-30. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CB Mackensie Alexander

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Mackensie Alexander (21) runs a drill during an NFL football camp practice in Cincinnati. Mackensie Alexander was jailed Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, charged with misdemeanor battery, after deputies say he beat up a man shortly after Alexander returned to Florida to help search for his missing father. Alexander, 26, and another man, 28-year-old Evins Clement, were arrested by Collier County sheriff's deputies Tuesday nightn (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

P Kevin Huber

Jan 1, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber (10) against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

CB William Jackson

Dec 17, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back William Jackson III (22) in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

WR Alex Erickson

Oct 29, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson (12) against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

TE Cethan Carter

Aug 11, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Cethan Carter (82) runs against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith (29) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

S Brandon Wilson

Oct 13, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Brandon Wilson (40) returns a kick during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

G Alex Redmond

Aug 26, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive guard Alex Redmond (62) on the field prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

K Randy Bullock

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Randy Bullock (4) kicks in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. The Browns won 35-30. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CB LeShaun Sims

Oct 25, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Winston Rose (39) dances with cornerback LeShaun Sims (38) before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

LB Josh Bynes

Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Josh Bynes (56) sets after Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

DL Christian Covington

Aug 18, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Christian Covington (95) on the sideline during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

DT Mike Daniels

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Mike Daniels (76) tackles Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (22) in the first quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13

LS Clark Harris

Dec 10, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals long snapper Clark Harris (46) against the Chicago Bears at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

DL Margus Hunt

Dec 6, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) stiff arms Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt (70) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

DL Xavier Williams

Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Xavier Williams (98) against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

WR Mike Thomas

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mike Thomas celebrates after scoring a 4-yard touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

QB Brandon Allen

Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor talks with quarterback Brandon Allen (8) during the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

EDGE Carl Lawson

Nov 29, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson (58) reacts to his team prior to the game between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

CB Tony Brown (RFA)

Dec 1, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Tony McRae (29) reacts during the second half against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

DL Amani Bledsoe (ERFA)

Nov 22, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Amani Bledsoe (91) walks off the field after the Bengals' game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

RB Samaje Perine

Dec 6, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins nose tackle Raekwon Davis (98) attempts to tackle Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine (34)during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

CB Jalen Davis (ERFA)

Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (15) scores a touchdown against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Jalen Davis (37) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

OLB Jordan Evans

Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Jordan Evans (50) wraps up Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) for a sack in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 4 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The Bengals collected their first win of the season, 33-25, from the Jaguars.
Jacksonville Jaguars At Cincinnati Bengals

TE Mitchell Wilcox (ERFA)

Nov 10, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; South Florida Bulls tight end Mitchell Wilcox (89) reacts to scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first half at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

DT Reginald McKenzie (ERFA)

The name of Breonna Taylor is on the helmet of Cincinnati Bengals' Khalid Kareem during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)