The Cincinnati Bengals ended up in an awkward situation after they signed B.W. Webb in free agency. They re-signed Darqueze Dennard—who Webb was signed to essentially replace.

The Bengals re-signed Dennard after he briefly tested the open market. Cincinnati seemingly believed that Dennard was as good as gone so they went out and signed Webb to replace him.

Dennard decided to stay put, so both Webb and Dennard will end up in the same secondary. Nonetheless, the Bengals need all the help they can get after being ranked last against the pass in the NFL.

The defense as a whole was awful in 2018, so newly hired head coach Zac Taylor knows he needs to address the issues head-on. Cincinnati has talented cornerbacks in William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick but injuries have prevented them from playing together the past couple of seasons.

Currently, it seems like Webb and Dennard will compete against each other for the third cornerback spot. I definitely don't think the Bengals organization could've pictured that happening after signing Webb.

Maybe with both guys competing against each other, it will bring the best out of both cornerbacks. The Bengals only had 12 interceptions in 2018, so making plays will be important for the new-look Bengals.

Taylor will want to change the culture of the Bengals heading forward and return them to being a talented defensive team. You can never have enough guys in your secondary.

But it can get awkward if you have a guy who is signed to replace another player and they wind up together.