Cincinnati Bengals: Week Five Grades vs. Seahawks

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Aug 24, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) leads his team as they take the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Safety: B

George Iloka, back from injury, was the bright spot in the back end of Cincinnati’s secondary with a safety blitz to pressure Russell Wilson. He also had a pass deflection and made 4 total tackles. Reggie Nelson had a very quiet day; he has four tackles but missed a tackle on Thomas Rawls‘ huge touchdown run. Although Seattle’s deep strikes weren’t necessarily the safeties’ fault (Cincinnati didn’t have safety help on the plays they got burned on), it would’ve helped to see a bigger impact, especially in the tackling department.

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