Bengals Offense 2016: Previewing Cincinnati’s Strength

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Aug 28, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis looks on in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis looks on in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Ryan Hewitt (89) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Bengals tight end Ryan Hewitt. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Can the Tight Ends stay Healthy?

When Tyler Eifert went down in the Pro Bowl last year the Bengals knew they would need a backup plan at TE to start the 2016 season.  That backup plan was Tyler Kroft who was then injured early in a preseason practice.  Both players will miss at least a few games with Eifert eyeing a return between Weeks 4-6.  Now, fullback Ryan Hewitt and backup TE CJ Uzomah will see mostly blocking duties in the tight end role starting the season out.  Pounding the ball behind a rock star O-line with two dynamic RB’s will make the job easier. Blocking and leaking out for receptions in the flat off of play-action will be the primary receiving function for the TE early in the season.  As the two Tyler’s come back from injury Bengals, fans should expect the Offense to continually improve all year.

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