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Cincinnati Bengals: Wide Receiver Trade Options

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Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) catches the ball against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Option Three: CB Lewis Chris-Harris for Dolphins WR Rashard Matthews

Rashard Matthews had a productive 2013 for the Dolphins catching 41 passes for 448 yards and two touchdowns. Last year Matthews saw little action and was inactive for parts of last season. That led to Matthews asking for a trade in February and skipping OTA’s.  Chris Harris would probably be the 4th corner on most teams around the league, but he has been buried behind five first round draft picks on the Bengals roster and again will be fighting for a roster spot.

Trade Four: RT Andre Smith for Colts WR T.Y. Hilton and 5th round pick

Can you say dream trade? This one might be far fetched, but you have two players in the last year of their deals on teams that have drafted to replace them. Smith would slide right into the starting RT spot for the Colts and allow Jack Mewhort to play guard. T.Y. Hilton would provide a healthy outside or inside threat and can return kicks as well. It’s hard to imagine the Bengals paying two receivers big contracts but the duo of Green and Hilton would be hard to stop.

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