Who should Arizona Cardinals fans have an eye on in this game? Are there any lesser-known players for the Bengals who could have a breakout game?
We mentioned Lassiter, and he’s the guy on offense all the Bengals fans will be watching. On defense, though, the options are more plentiful, and it all starts with the defensive line.
Last preseason, 2021 third-round pick Joseph Ossai was the team’s best defender – not the best rookie defender, but the best defender, period – until his rookie season ended prematurely due to a couple of injuries.
He’s looking to pick up where he left off. Camp reports have also been good on this year’s third-rounder, Zach Carter, and this year’s seventh-rounder, Jeffrey Gunter. Both have been making plays in practice.
And that’s not to mention guys like Wyatt Hubert and the recently-activated Khalid Kareem, who might be fighting for his roster spot.
This is a really good, deep defensive line beyond the stud starting quartet of Trey Hendrickson, D.J. Reader, B.J. Hill, and Sammy Hubbard. The Bengals’ second and third-string defensive linemen are likely to give the Cardinals’ backups fits.