The Cincinnati Bengals are entering what is possibly the most important free agency period the team has seen in decades. The 2012 NFL free agency class is rich with players the Bengals could pursue, but the team typically likes to deal with their own first.
While it has been widely discussed which Cincinnati free agents the Bengals should retain, there are eight players the Bengals shouldn’t bring back next year. These eight players are likely to be replaced via free agency or the draft.
Whether the reason is age, lack of skill or off the field stupidity, here are eight players the Cincinnati Bengals shouldn’t bring back in 2012: