Week in Review: The Tate Debate

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Jan 1, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver

Moreso than any season in the past several years, being listed as one of the Bengals final 53 is going to be very difficult.  The abundant amount of talent fighting to become part of what Trent Dilfer claimed in the days following the Draft…

…could be the beginning of a Dynasty…

…has the Bengals depth deeper than it has been in recent memory.  While Dilfer may be a bit prolific at this point, his words nonetheless indicate that versatility has got to be in the wheelhouse of those interested in positions outside of the immediate second string.

With that in mind, there is a considerable argument against keeping Brandon Tate.  With the awesome amount of talent in the current Bengals wide receiver corps, Tate is an estimated eighth on the depth chart, assuming that both freshly drafted rookies, Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones, show up with the same caliber as last year’s surprise phenomenons, Ryan Whalen, Andrew Hawkins and Ammon Binns.  With A.J. Green and Jordan Shipley leading the effort, Tate must be looking to hang his helmet on the return specialist position.  

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