Predicting Cincinnati Bengals Free Agent Re-signings

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Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Anthony Collins (73) against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Collins is just finishing up his 7th year in the NFL. His production was very good overall, as he didn’t allow a sack and only allowed 12 pressures. The run game production though did leave something to desire. All the moving obviously didn’t help his numbers but could be a great reason why the Bengals should do what they can to keep him.

Collins made a good utility player as he also played a number of different positions, situational TE, RT in place of Andre Smith, and LT in place of Andre Whitworth when he was injured and was pushed to Left Guard to replace and injured Clint Boling. That type of versatility can be extremely valuable when it comes to injuries and situational play.

His stock may become too rich for the Bengals as the franchise tag may cost them a little over 11 million for 2014. He may be priced reasonable for a starter somewhere but since he is still behind Whitworth and Smith, it wouldn’t be worth it for the Bengals to bring him back unless they get a discount.

My Prediction: Collins will be starting for a team, and rightfully so, but I don’t see it being Cincinnati next year.

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