5 Potential Free Agent Replacements for Marvin Jones

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Sep 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) catches a pass from quarterback Andy Dalton (not pictured) for a touchdown in the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) catches a pass from quarterback Andy Dalton (not pictured) for a touchdown in the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater (80) celebrates after scoring on a 12-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater (80) celebrates after scoring on a 12-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

5. Rod Streater, Oakland Raiders

Rod Streater, like Brian Quick, would be a cost-efficient developmental project for Cincinnati. Before a hampering foot injury early in 2015, Streater looked like he was quickly blossoming into a promising wide receiver.

But by the time Streater regained health, he was buried on the Raiders’ depth chart behind Amari CooperMichael CrabtreeAndre Holmes and Seth Roberts. Streater didn’t do anything wrong to get buried; he simply wasn’t healthy at the right time.

Going undrafted in 2012, Streater made his way onto the Raiders’ roster, where he quickly emerged as one of the team’s top vertical threats. Standing at 6-foot-3 and running a sub-4.4 40-yard dash, it’s safe to say that Streater is one of the most physically gifted athletes at his position. But a lack of production in college led to his lack of reputation.

Streater hauled in 99 passes over his first two seasons, tallying over 1,400 yards receiving and scoring seven touchdowns in that span. But from 2014-2015, Streater mustered just 10 catches for less than 100 yards and a single touchdown. Whether the receiver still has the physicality and durability to survive in the league is a valid question, but it couldn’t hurt the Bengals to take a shot on him.

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While none of these free agent receiving options are particularly eye-popping, bringing in a young, raw pass-catcher could pay off big for Cincinnati. After all, one or more of these players could come at an incredibly reasonable price, and most–if not all–of them have everything to prove and not much to lose.

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