The draft is over; the major free-agency signing period has passed, and now NFL teams begin to seriously look ahead to the 2013 season.
For the Cincinnati Bengals that means incorporating another strong draft class into a roster that has already delivered back-to-back playoff appearances in non-strike seasons for the first time ever.
The upside to having strong drafts is that teams are stocked with better talent. But the downside means that somebody is going to lose their job, and that player may be somebody that fans were looking at as a potential star.
Where are the Bengals’ most heated roster battles? A majority are on offense, which is unsurprising considering how strong the defense has been over the past few seasons. It is on offense that the Bengals have needed the most help.
Let’s take a look at the five most heated roster battles facing the Bengals this offseason.