Bengals Have a Wide Receiver Battle On Their Hands

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Oct 25, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Cody Core (88) reaches for the end zone as he score a touchdown in front of LSU Tigers defensive back Rashard Robinson (21) in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Cody Core (88) reaches for the end zone as he score a touchdown in front of LSU Tigers defensive back Rashard Robinson (21) in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver James Wright (86) makes a catch during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver James Wright (86) makes a catch during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

James Wright

James Wright is going to have something to say about the vacancy at receiver. If you are like me, you just said “Oh wow, I forgot he was on the roster” or something close to that. He has a lot of potential and got lost behind A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, and Mohamed Sanu, but will have an opportunity to shine.

As we remember, Wright started to come on strong in his rookie season before he suffered his knee injury last year before training camp. The Bengals placed him on injured reserve after clearing the required waivers and Cincinnati was able to retain him heading into 2016. He will need to prove he is 100% and has no lingering effects of his knee injury.

Wright played at LSU with both Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, and while he’s isn’t either of these talent wide receivers, Wright has been known to come up clutch in his short time on the field.

As long as he’s healthy, Wright will be in Cincinnati. It’s a stretch to think that he’ll start over the previous wide receivers, but Wright is a very good depth piece and special team player. Even though odds are against him to start, he may just surprise us all.

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