Recapping The Bengals 2021 Offseason Moves

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor addresses the team during OTAs in May.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor addresses the team during OTAs in May.

Between the draft, free agency and coaching staff changes, the 2021 offseason has been a busy one for the Bengals.

With a core of promising young players melding with those offseason additions, the Bengals are confident they'll improve in 2021. How those revamped units perform will likely play a large role in the team's success this season.

Here is a look at some of the moves the Bengals have made since the offseason began back in January.

FREE AGENCY

Additions

  • OL Riley Reiff, DL Trey Hendrickson, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Mike Hilton, DL Larry Ogunjobi, CB Eli Apple, S Ricardo Allen, TE Thaddeus Moss, S Kavon Frazier, WR Trent Taylor, LB Joe Bachie

Re-Signed With Bengals

  • P Kevin Huber, HB Samaje Perine, WR Mike Thomas, OL Quinton Spain, LB Jordan Evans, DT Mike Daniels, DE Amani Bledsoe, CB Tony Brown

Contract Extensions

  • QB Brandon Allen, S Brandon Wilson, LS Clark Harris, CB Jalen Davis

Departures

  • WR A.J. Green, RB Giovani Bernard, DL Geno Atikins, K Randy Bullock, OL B.J. Finney, OL Bobby Hart, QB Ryan Finley, DL Carl Lawson, CB William Jackson, LB Josh Bynes, DT Christian Covington, DT/DE Margus Hunt, G Alex Redmond, CB LeShaun Sims, DT Xavier Williams

NFL DRAFT

Bengals Draft Picks

  • 1. (5) Ja'Marr Chase, WR
  • 2. (46) Jackson Carman, OT
  • 3. (69) Joseph Ossai, DE
  • 4. (111) Cameron Sample, DE
  • 4. (122) Tyler Shelvin, DT
  • 4. (139) D'Ante Smith, OT
  • 5. (149) Evan McPherson, K
  • 6. (190) Trey Hill, C
  • 6. (202) Chris Evans, RB
  • 7. (235) Wyatt Hubert, DE

During the draft, the Bengals traded their second-round pick to the New England Patriots, a deal that gave Cincinnati the 46th, 122nd and 139th picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

View college action photos of every Bengals pick from the 2021 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE FREE AGENTS SIGNED

  • P Drue Chrisman, LB Darius Hodge, WR Riley Lees, CB Antonio Phillips, TE Pro Wells, HB Pooka Williams, QB Eric Dungey, TE Cheyenne O'Grady

COACHING STAFF CHANGES

Additions

  • Frank Pollack (offensive line), Marion Hobby (defensive line), Troy Walters (receivers), Justin Hill (running backs), Brad Kragthorpe (assistant wide receivers), Louie Cioffi (defensive quality control)

Departures

  • Bob Bicknell (wide receivers), Gerald Chatman (defensive assistant), Nick Eason (defensive line), Jemal Singleton (running backs), Jim Turner (offensive line),
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