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5 Cincinnati Bengals Players On the Roster Bubble in Week 3 Preseason Game

Cincinnati Bengals Preseason Week 3: 5 Players On the Roster Bubble

Cobi Hamilton, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
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As the Cincinnati Benglals' Week 3 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals approaches, five players look to go another week on the Bengals roster. These players will try and impress the coaches in their upcoming matchup, making plays and proving that they deserve a spot on the roster. Most of these players have been unimpressive during their time on the Bengals, either giving up plays on defense or lacking playmaking ability on offense.

5. Matt Scott/Tyler Wilson

Matt Scott, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback
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5. Matt Scott/Tyler Wilson

Matt Scott, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback
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After Jason Campbell sustained an injury in the Bengals' Week 1 Preseason game against the Chiefs, Scott and Wilson will look to become Dalton's temporary backup and ultimately look to make the Bengals' practice squad. Scott had a great performance in Week 1, but he was outplayed by Wilson in the Bengals' Week 2 preseason game. One of these two players will be let go within the next couple of weeks.

4. Cobi Hamilton

Cobi Hamilton, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
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4. Cobi Hamilton

Cobi Hamilton, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
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Bengals coaches have given Hamilton as many chances as they could after he spent last year on the practice squad. Hamilton took the most offensive snaps in last week's preseason matchup out of anyone on the team, yet he only came down with two catches on 11 targets. After Hamilton's horrendous preseason performance, he will just look to make a few plays this week and see what happens.

3. Orson Charles

Orson Charles, Cincinnati Bengals H-Back
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3. Orson Charles

Orson Charles, Cincinnati Bengals H-Back
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Charles, who became somewhat popular after being featured in last year's season of "Hard Knocks," looks to prove that he deserves a spot on the roster. Charles seems to be in a bad position, however; the Bengals do not know if they will carry a fullback or H-back on the roster this year, and if they do, they will likely carry rookie Ryan Hewitt. If Charles remains with the Bengals, it will more than likely be at tight end.

2. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals running back
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2. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals running back
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Green-Ellis has been on the hot seat ever since the Bengals elected to draft Jeremy Hill in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The "Law Firm" has a rather large salary for a backup running back, and his time in Cincinnati could be coming to an end, as the Bengals will have five capable running backs on the roster even without Green-Ellis.

1. Taylor Mays

Taylor Mays, Cincinnati Bengals safety
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1. Taylor Mays

Taylor Mays, Cincinnati Bengals safety
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Mays has been criticized for years, as he has been unable to make an impact in the NFL like he did at USC. The Bengals are only looking to carry five safeties on the roster, and if Mays' play falters, he will likely lose his spot on the roster. Mays seems to be safe as of now due to his solid play on special teams, but he needs to make an impact to ensure himself a spot on the roster this season.

Connor Howe is a Cincinnati Bengals writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @CHoweSports, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.