ESPN’s, Kat Terrell lists LG, Clint Boling as a possible cap casualty this offseason, and a move that wouldn’t catch many people off guard.
If the Bengals did release the 8-year veteran, the move would only cost $500,000 of a dead cap hit. They would also save about $5.25 million in cap space.
Boling has been nothing but solid for the Bengals in his 8 years here. No pro bowl selections but always showed up and did his job, sometimes effectively and sometimes just enough. Either way, he was always able to be counted on.
But with his play slowly declining and the additions of John Miller and rookie Michael Jordan, as well as moving Cordy Glenn inside to left guard, it seems the team is more than ready to play without Boling. As he enters the final year of his contract, it seems that the question is not will he get an extension but will he even be on the team come September.
#Bengals' Cordy Glenn had a rough outing in Carolina. The big man allowed a whopping eight total pressures — six more than he allowed in Weeks 1 & 2 combined.
Guards Alex Redmond and Clint Boling also allowed two pressures each in the game.
— PFF CIN Bengals (@PFF_Bengals) September 24, 2018
Boling at the absolute very least provides excellent depth. Near the end of 2017 he had to fill in at left tackle, so why not plug him in at RT to seemingly create the best OL combination. Well, Boling, just can’t be expected to perform there for a whole season. Plus, he has been working off to the side with a possible injury or problem. With A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd in contract years, creating as much money as possible while still generating the best roster is always a plus.