An unfortunate reality of the NFL is age, and with it comes the knowledge that players have a limited shelf life that is put in jeopardy annually thanks to the infusion of young talent via the NFL draft.
For the 2014 Cincinnati Bengals, a relatively young roster just got another boost via the draft and free agency. The front office has once again addressed the depth of the roster and created competition at critical spots, which in turn puts some veterans in jeopardy.
It's important to remember that head coach Marvin Lewis loves his veterans, especially if they come complete with quality character. None of the following players are locks to lose their jobs this offseason—it's actually rather unlikely for most—but they have been put on notice by recent roster transactions that show the front office has insurance policies in place.
Let's take a look at veterans who need to keep glancing over their shoulder this preseason in Cincinnati.