Cedric Ogbuehi Fate

What we expected from the Bengals happened. They declined Cedric Ogbuehi 5th year option. In his rookie season, he was injured all year and his first two full seasons were a complete bust.

They have not decided yet whither or not to cut him yet next season. Here is the breakdown of is existing contract.

Cedric Ogbuehi signed a 4 year, $9,325,677 contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, including a $5,042,310 signing bonus, $8,728,340 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,331,419. In 2018, Ogbuehi will earn a base salary of $1,706,684, while carrying a cap hit of $2,967,263 and a dead cap value of $1,684,473.

The guarantee consists of

  • $8.7M guaranteed (2016-17 salaries + $423,894 of 2018 salary + signing bonus)

This means he is only guaranteed the 423,894 if he is cut and takes away his dead cap value of 1.6 million. If the Bengals want to make a run at Free Agency it would be wise to cut him and save that cap space.

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