The biggest battles for the defending AFC champs are at the back of the wide receivers group and in the secondary. Rookie wideout Kwamie Lassiter II has put pressure on veterans Trenton Irwin and Trent Taylor for a spot on the 53-man roster. Lassiter has also provided value in special teams, which could lead to a roster crunch.
The roster will be cut to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Here is a projection:
Cincinnati opts to keep two quarterbacks on the roster. Allen has proved to be a trustworthy backup since he arrived. Jake Browning has played well enough to take a spot on the practice squad.