If you listen to Men In Stripes, you know my dislike for Brandon Tate, but could the Bengals benefit from one more receiver?
The Cincinnati Bengals have A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Brandon LaFell, Brandon Tate, Cody Core, James Wright, and Mario Alford, so why would another receiver help?
The Bengals name has been tied to free agent Anquan Boldin. Even though Duke Tobin has gone on record to say he is trusting his younger talent, another veteran receiver could be just what these young guys need to push them over the top and give the Bengals solid depth.
Anquan Boldin is a solid wide receiver and has plenty of the experience in both playoffs and in the AFC North, as a member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2010 to ’12. Last season, he caught 69 passes for 789 yards, more than Marvin Jones last season.
Andre Johnson, is another older available receiver, who has plenty of experience to help the Bengals out and bring their young talent up to NFL speed. Another former number one wide receiver who has taken a step back with age but can use his knowledge to help the younger players as well as solidify the fourth wide receiver position.
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Dwayne Bowe is another talented veteran receiver with AFC North experience. As a former member of the Cleveland Browns, the 31 year old wide out has the experience the Bengals would need, not to mention the desire to make one more attempt to win it all, something Karlos Dansby and Brandon LaFell came to the Bengals to do.
The Cincinnati Bengals are pretty deep at wide receiver, but just like Dansby and LaFell, bringing in another veteran presence to help push them over the edge and help the younger guys learn under a one year deal, could be just what the Bengals need to make it deep into the playoffs. Only time will tell if the Bengals stand firm or make one more move.