The Cincinnati Bengals have started their organized team activities to kick off the 2013 season. Aside from certain players who cannot participate due to injury, the team is fully intact at the workouts.
The Bengals need as many players—rookies and veterans alike—to show up and jell as quickly as possible.
The 2012 season did not end on a high note for Cincinnati after the drubbing it received from the Houston Texans in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
During that game—and also a good chunk of the 2012 season—certain players needed to step up and did not. Some of these players chose not to, and others were unable to due to circumstances beyond their control.
Now is the time for these players to step up and become key cogs on a well-oiled Bengals team. The new league year needs to start with excitement and determination, which these players could provide for this team.
Let's take a look at the five players who have the most to prove during the OTAs this year.