Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/12/12

It's just common sense that the Cincinnati Bengals will likely release a cornerback or two from now until final cuts a week before the 2012 regular season launches. Will it be based on training camp and preseason production, or will there be a significant weight against players that earn the most? Let's take a look at scheduled salaries Bengals cornerbacks are expected to earn, ranking them through their base salary in 2012.

Cornerback Base Salary Bonuses Nate Clements $4.3 Million $200,000 Reporting Bonus Jason Allen $4.1 Million*   Leon Hall $1.6 Million $5 Million Roster Bonus (already paid) Terence Newman $825,000   Adam Jones $700,000 $200,000 Bonus Brandon Ghee $540,000   Dre Kirkpatrick $390,000 $4.9 Million Signing Bonus Shaun Prater $390,000 $185,000 Signing Bonus * Signed a two-year $8.2 million deal

Generally the Bengals keep ten defensive backs, sometimes split evenly five-five, other times weighted towards cornerbacks or safeties. There's always a chance that the team keeps an eleventh and there's always the chance Cincinnati splits the defensive backs with six cornerbacks and four safeties. Who knows. Good problem to have regardless.

As pointed out on Wednesday, someone will be on the chopping block.

Speaking of cornerbacks, our own Nick Cargo previews the position heading into this year's training camp. And speaking of previews, Jason Garrison took on the team's linebackers.

+ We release the first player in our top-20 Bengals players of 2012.

+ The Cincinnati Bengals released their 2012 training camp schedule on Wednesday. Here's a little more information for fans planning to attend.

+ CBSSports.com is breaking down schedules, naming Cincinnati with one of the easiest schedules early in the season. As Marvin Lewis says: That's a good thing.

+ Former Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers hinted that he had a say on which team he was going to be traded to this offseason.

+ Sports Illustrated reported that several ESPN personalities that cover the NFL (and the draft) have signed extensions.

 

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