Dec 28, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler (84) celebrates after the Cardinals scored against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Levi
Several pundits have suggested that the Bengals will either draft a tight end or re-sign Jermaine Gresham, but now a new name surfaces in the Bengals search to fill their tight end void. The Bengals are now looking at free agent Rob Housler, who played his last four seasons in Arizona.
Both the Bengals and Ravens are interested in Housler according to reports:
The Bengals’ tight end position opened up when Jermaine Gresham became a free agent. They have looked at a few options, but nothing in free agency has enticed them enough to offer a contract.
Now the Bengals are starting to look further into those available as they start to make a play for Housler while the Ravens do the same. Housler’s best year came in 2013 when he appeared in 15 games and produced 39 receptions for 454 yards and one touchdown.
Housler would fit the Bengals well as their second tight end. His only downfall is that he has yet to see a full 16 game season and has started in only 28 of 64 career games. Housler could be a good pickup, but definitely comes with a “buyer beware” label since he has yet to play a whole season or start more than 10 games in any season.
The Bengals will need to add another tight end before training camp begins one way or another. The only question now, should they wait until the draft or get aggressive one more time in free agency?
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