With Hawkins Injured, Dane Sanzenbacher Could Grab Roster Spot

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This fact may propose an unlikely opening for Sanzenbacher.  The 5’, 11” receiver has a lot of the same skills that Hawkins brings to the slot position for the Bengals.  Although he may lack the pure explosive agility that Hawkins demonstrated in open field multiple times, Sanzenbacher makes up for that with very solid hands and good speed of his own.  You can refer to his 36 yard reception from John Skelton in the preseason opener if you don’t believe me.  Sanzenbacher splits the corner and the free safety, reeling in the catch on a perfect seam-route.

That’s without even mentioning the line-drive punt returned 71 yards for a touchdown earlier in the game.  Sanzenbacher shows his impressive downfield vision on the return, weaving up the middle and then down the sideline.

All I’m saying is that we could very well be seeing Sanzenbacher with a real chance soon enough.  You know, in a game where getting a win actually counts.

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