Early Injuries in Preseason can benefit Cincinnati Bengals

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As you can see, over one third of their production came from Hawkins and Green. That can be a positive for a team with so many young and inexpeirienced receivers on the roster.


Nov 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) catches a pass for a touchdown against Oakland Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell (21) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

This can lead to Andy Dalton strengthening his chemistry with Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones, Brandon Tate, Ryan Whalen and the fast-rising Cobi Hamilton, which will help those receivers be ready to step in and make an immediate impact once the season begins. Last year, neither Jones nor Sanu were able to make significant contributions to the team until the season was halfway over.

It also give rookie tight end Tyler Eifert the chance to be featured more in the preseason so that he too can be ready to hit the ground running once the regular season kicks-off. 



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