The number of Bengals contracts expiring at the end of this season are vast.
Here's just a few:
Manny Lawson, Andrew Hawkins, Rey Maualuga, Robert Geathers, Kevin Huber, Nate Clements, Bernard Scott, Brandon Tate, Andre Smith, Michael Johnson, Pat Sims, Thomas Howard, Pacman Jones, the list goes on...
So who stays and who goes? It's quite a daunting situation for the Bengals.
The back-to-back playoff berths are a landmark in Bengals history, and it puts the franchise in a very delicate situation.
Lewis won't want anything to upset the balance and set this team back a few steps. But then he won't want to hoard either.
Get ready for at least a handful of 'Why did they let him go?!' moments. They're just around the corner.