The Cincinnati Bengals have put together a team with youth, talent, and depth. They have made the playoffs each of the last two years and seem to be a team on the rise.
Their offensive and defensive coordinators are returning and they have quality starters and backups at nearly every position. Several of these players are now up for free agency.
The Bengals would like to bring many of them back, but, with backups that will be offered starting jobs for other teams, guys coming off injuries, and young players ready to step up and start, keeping every one on board is not a reasonable goal.
There are some players, though, that they really shouldn't let get away. Here are the three that I think are most important to their continued success.