Joe Burrow took 51 sacks last season, the most in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals knew that needed to be fixed, and the front office did just that, adding three new faces in free agency, all of which are expected to start in Week 1.
The Bengals brought in Ted Karras from New England, Alex Cappa from Tampa Bay, and La’el Collins from Dallas. None of the three took the field in the Bengals' first preseason match, a 36-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
As for Collins, he was absent from practice today but is expected to be back by Week 1, which seems encouraging that the situation won’t cause him to miss any games that actually count.