The Bengals continue to add athleticism on the defensive side of the ball and address their weakest position group here with Oregon linebacker Troy Dye.
The scouting department reportedly met with Dye while at the combine, according to The Wright Way Network, so the interest is there. Considering the physical tools he possesses, it’s easy to see why.
The former captain has the strengths to cover up the defense’s biggest flaws. With fantastic range, he can stop the run sideline to sideline and help set an edge to turn runners back inside. This skill set could be especially useful to help the team overcome Lamar Jackson and the divisional-rival Baltimore Ravens.
Add in the fact that his flexibility and change of direction make him an ideal player to cover tight ends and running backs out of the backfield, and he seems like a perfect fit.
Overall, his addition would add him to a core that already holds Germaine Pratt. If the Bengals can find one more solid player at the position in free agency, they should finally fix what has been the Achilles heel of their team for years.