Bengals Roster: Joe Burrow connection won’t earn Thaddeus Moss a spot

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss (81) -Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss (81) -Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cincinnati Bengals proved they wanted to help Joe Burrow be the best quarterback he could be. On top of rebuilding the offensive line, the Bengals also drafted Ja’Marr Chase, a teammate of Burrow’s, with the hopes that the two could recreate the magic they had at LSU.

The Bengals also added former LSU tight end, Thaddeus Moss, to their roster as well. Moss and Burrow played together at LSU in 2019 and Moss hauled in 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns. The chemistry was clearly there for the two during their time together in Baton Rouge and now the Bengals are hoping Moss can bring that production to their offense.

With that said, however, the history between these two won’t be enough for Moss to stick on the roster. He’s going to have to go above and beyond to make the roster as Cincinnati’s third tight end, which so far, looks like he could indeed accomplish.

Can Thaddeus Moss stick on the Cincinnati Bengals roster?

The tight end situation is a complicated one for the Bengals. They have Drew Sample and C.J. Uzomah, both of whom could start for this team throughout the season. Sample got a chance to step in and make the most of his opportunities when Uzomah was injured two games into the 2020 campaign.

That being said, Moss has impressed over the summer. Not only has he dazzled with some crazy catches in training camp (including the one mentioned in Ben Baby’s tweet below) but he’s made his few opportunities count in the preseason. Moss has totaled three receptions for 20 yards in his two preseason games so far, which has stood out over his competition (Mason Schreck has had just one catch for seven yards).

Earlier this summer, I wrote about how Moss could work his way into the starting tight end job and I stand by that article. He and Burrow worked well together at LSU and while the connection is what landed him a spot in Cincinnati for the time being, he’s showing that he can make the roster on his own and without the help of Burrow.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Bengals handle the tight end position this year. If Moss makes the roster and is given a fair chance, look for him to make a serious statement in Cincinnati this year.

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What do you think, Bengals fans? Will Thaddeus Moss make the final 53-man roster?