Recently, we took a look at the top-five free agents who should be retained by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013. Now, it is time to scope out the top five who should be allowed to hit the open market during the offseason.
The Bengals have 22 unrestricted free agents heading into 2013. Some of these players will be immediate priorities for the Bengals' front office. Others will have to hope to find work elsewhere in the NFL.
The free agents listed here may be allowed to walk away from the Bengals for different reasons. It may not be just due to under-performing, but could be due to injury or the lack of need for their skill set.
Cincinnati has a young and talented roster. Decisions made this offseason will be pivotal as the team tries to build on its recent success.
The Bengals' front office and coaching staff will have to examine these players closely to determine what will be best for the team going forward.
So, without further ado, let's take a look at the top-five Bengals free agents who should not be retained.