The Cincinnati Bengals are not doing much lately in free agency, but there are still a few free agents that could shore up depth at positions.
The Cincinnati Bengals are close to being set on the defensive side of the ball with the re-signings of Adam Jones, George Iloka, and Vincent Rey. However, with the departure of Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Emmanuel Lamur, not to mention, possible departure of Reggie Nelson and Leon Hall, the Bengals could use some veteran assistance to shore up the depth the Bengals are known for.
There are still plenty of solid guys available and here are our top five that could be reasonable for the Bengals to reach out.
WR: Jeremy Kerley
Jeremy Kerley was released by the New York Jets only five days ago and it was evident that life after Rex Ryan in New York wasn’t agreeing with Kerley. His role diminished and eventually disappeared completely from the Jets wide receiver rotation.
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Kerley is a solid number three wide receiver who has the potential, in the right system, of a number two receiver. In 2012, which was his best season, his 56 catches for 827 yards, two touchdowns, and 14.8 yards per catch average showed his potential in the NFL. Ultimately he finished his career in New York with 2,225 yards on 182 receptions and nine touchdowns.
He could very easily replace Mohamed Sanu with similar production on the field. His downside, he is a 5-foot-9 wide receiver who is being matched up with larger young corners who can keep up with him stride for stride. His price could come at a reasonable level for the Bengals, but every team will look at his size against his potential and that could ultimately keep him out of most teams end conversations.
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