James Laurinaitis, Chris Long and Jared Cook were released by the Rams on Friday. Should the Bengals give any of them a shot?
Rummaging through the internet to bring you latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals so that you don’t have to do it – this is your Who Dey Dish for Saturday, February 20.
"A few days ago, I wrote a piece on how the Bengals should try and copy the NFL’s most three recent Super Bowl champions by signing some big names, for reasonable prices in free agency. And with the news of the Los Angeles Rams cutting Chris Long, Jared Cook and James Laurinaitis, there’s a new player at the top of my wish list.Laurinaitis could be one of the three best interior linebackers on the free agent market. He’s young enough to still make an impact, he’s a tremendous leader who has been one of the most powerful voices in the Rams’ locker room and he would fit into the Bengals’ scheme very well. Playing more than 99 percent of his team’s snaps in seven seasons, Laurinaitis is one of the NFL’s most durable players. He’s a very sure tackler and has one of the best football IQs in the business. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams considered Laurinaitis “an extension of himself on the field,” a testament to the linebacker’s awareness and knowledge of the game."
"Cincinnati’s wide receivers were fantastic in 2015. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones led the Bengals receivers with just two drops apiece. Jones caught 65 of his 103 targets, posting a 1.9 percent drop rate. Green hauled in 86 of 132 passes, with just a 1.5 percent drop rate. Brandon Tate caught two of three passes, the third being a missed throw from Dalton. But the receiver with the best hands in 2015 was Mohamed Sanu, who reeled in 33 of 49 passes without dropping a single ball. Sanu was somewhat known for his drops in 2014, so this was a big improvement for the fourth year player who’s about to hit free agency."
"Miller has the most career receptions (592), receiving yards and touchdowns of any tight end in Steelers history, and he ranks among the team’s top five pass-catchers in all three statistics when including receivers. A two-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion, Miller was one of two players in Steelers history to catch a pass in 100 straight games.Seeing Miller hang up the cleats is certainly bittersweet for Bengals fans, as he’s one of the few Steeler players who Cincinnati fans don’t seem to have a vendetta against. That being said, there’s perhaps nothing more irritating than the “HEEEEATH” chants Steeler fans bellow with every reception Miller makes. Miller was a great player, however, as a football fan, it’s sad to see him go."