Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Vincent Rey (57) tackles Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (84) during the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
If the Bengals choose to move on from Jermaine Gresham, they will need to find an option to replace him. They might not have to look to far from home to find that option. Jordan Cameron from the Cleveland Browns could be the answer they are looking for.
Jordan Cameron will enter into the free agency after his fourth year in the league and the Bengals should take a serious look at him to replace unrestricted free agent Jermaine Gresham. Cameron had his best season in 2013 with 80 receptions for 917 yards (118 targets) and seven touchdowns. He only has one fumble in 47 games played and at 6’5″, he has the height to go get the ball similar to Gresham.
Cameron has enjoyed fewer targets and opportunities than Gresham and has a year less in the league. The turnover differential though is key as Gresham has lost six while Cameron has lost zero. The Bengals are very familiar with Cameron and his style of play. He is also familiar with the Bengals, as an AFC North rival, and how their offense and defense looks. A fresh perspective, a quarterback upgrade from the Browns rotating group, and stability could create more opportunities for Cameron; something that would be welcomed by him after his tenure in Cleveland.
Tony Grossi of ESPN in Cleveland, expects that Cameron will at least entertain offers from other teams.
The only major concern I have with Cameron is durability. He is coming off three concussions in two years. Outside of that, the price could be right to bring him in and it could give the Bengals another sure-handed weapon in the receiving game.
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