Reviewing Bengals' snap counts (offense)

February, 13, 2014
Feb 13
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CINCINNATI -- Across the next two days, we'll take a quick look at snap counts for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013.

These snap counts really only tell the story of how often individual players played this season, but for some, they also can offer a small glimpse into what to expect when the Bengals open OTAs and eventually training camp later this year. While many other factors will go into position battles and playing time in 2014 -- not to mention the impact free agency and the draft could have -- you can still track some measure of a returning player's value based on how much time he spent on the field.

Take these numbers with a few grains of salt. Some players' time was purely the product of situations, meaning they were only on the field for specific plays and formations. Injuries also affected the numbers. Leon Hall's overall snap count will be down, but Dre Kirkpatrick's -- who saw a lot of action at cornerback with injuries to Hall and Terence Newman -- will be comparatively high. To help adjust for that, in parentheses, we have the player's individual per game snap average. It counts only games that player appeared in. Each of these snap counts reflect include all regular-season games and the Bengals' one playoff game.

Let's begin with offense:

QUARTERBACKS (counts from Pro Football Focus)
Andy Dalton: 1,221 (71.8 per game)
Josh Johnson: 15 (7.5 per game)

RUNNING BACKS
Giovani Bernard: 694 (40.8 per game)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 486 (28.6 per game)
Orson Charles: 74 (8.2 per game)
Cedric Peerman: 33 (6.6 per game)
*Domata Peko: 16 (1.8 per game)
*defensive tackle used in short-yardage situations; only regular-season numbers for him

RECEIVERS
A.J. Green: 1,155 (67.9 per game)
Mohamed Sanu: 793 (46.6 per game)
Marvin Jones: 618 (36.4 per game)
Andrew Hawkins: 175 (19.4 per game)
Dane Sanzenbacher: 80 (8.9 per game)
*Brandon Tate: 71 (5.5 per game)
*appeared in every game as a return specialist, but only appeared as a receiver in 13 games

TIGHT ENDS
Jermaine Gresham: 987 (65.8 per game)
Tyler Eifert: 684 (42.8 per game)
Alex Smith: 257 (17.1 per game)

OFFENSIVE LINE
Andre Smith: 1,201 (70.6 per game)
Kyle Cook: 1,152 (67.8 per game)
Andrew Whitworth: 1,018 (67.9 per game)
Kevin Zeitler: 878 (67.5 per game)
Clint Boling: 788 (65.7 per game)
Anthony Collins: 673 (44.9 per game)
Mike Pollak: 404 (50.5 per game)
Trevor Robinson: 78 (26 per game)
Dennis Roland: 35 (11.7 per game)
Tanner Hawkinson: 5 (5 per game)

Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter

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