Cincinnati Bengals: The Tale of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu

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Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) and wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) and wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the season behind them, Cincinnati has shifted their focus to their off season agenda. Among these priorities, their is an evaluation of the team’s free agents.

This marks the end of rookie contracts for two of the Bengals top three wide receivers. Both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu have reached the end of their initial obligations to the team. It is a very high probability that the Bengals will have the ability to retain only one of these two talented WRs, given the 13 other free agents on the Bengals slat this season.

Sanu and Jones are valuable assets to the team and it would be ideal to keep both on the roster, but considering the high profile free agents, which consists of Reggie Nelson, Adam Jones, and George Iloka, and it is unlikely that the needed salary cap space will be available. Therefore, this situation calls for an in-depth analysis. One that takes a look at both player head to head, the extra dimensions they bring to the team, and how easily they can be replaced through free agency or the draft.

These metrics should assist in clearing up the controversy over who to keep. At the very least it will provide a solid base for comparison.

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