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Bengals place Clint Boling on I.R. and sign Dennis Roland

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Aug 30, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins (73) runs off the field during a time out in the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

While Collins is more than an adequate replacement, it leaves the Bengals bench razor-thin, and one has to think they’ll look to re-signing Dennis Rolland at some point to boost their depth at offensive tackle.

Meanwhile, the Bengals shored-up their offensive line depth by signing offensive tackle Dennis Roland. He was  the most obvious player the Bengals would target after Boling went down. Roland is by no means the “sexy” signing people want, but he’s good veteran depth and already knows the system.

Roland could come in and provide depth at both tackle spots behind Andre Smith or Anthony Collins if he’s thrust into a starting role. A sixth-year NFL player in 2013, Roland played in every Bengals game from 2009 through last season, and he was with Cincinnati for all four of this year’s preseason games. He was released Aug. 31 in the final roster cutdown and now rejoins the team he’s called home for the majority of his NFL career.

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