While these players are not at the top of the depth chart, they will need to play important roles if the Bengals hope to contend in 2012.
Cincinnati has a bunch of young talent, and some of them can make a difference for the team in the upcoming season. Many of the positions are already set, so the young players will need to impress during the preseason in order to secure a roster spot.
The Bengals used several of their picks in the 2012 NFL Draft on offensive weapons, but they are not locks to make the team.
A few veterans need to have strong training camps in order to stay with the team, and they are very important to the team's success.
Coach Marvin Lewis will be looking for an extension, and he will need role players to step up to lead this team back to the playoffs.
While some of the players listed will have opportunities to make the roster, others may not make the cut due to the team's depth.