Bengals: 3 practice squad players who can contribute in 2021

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1. Thaddeus Moss

Thaddeus Moss was a player that many people were expecting to make the 53-man roster due to his talent and the connection that he has with Joe Burrow. It was even reported that Burrow lobbied to keep Moss around.

This was not the case, however, as the tight end found himself cut off the roster, but luckily, he was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals onto their practice squad.

Moss had a good preseason but did not do enough to separate himself from Mitchell Wilcox, who has been with the Bengals for a few years. Moss has not contributed on special teams before, which is something that a third strong player will want to do to help contribute any way he can.

As he continues to improve his game, Moss can learn the nuances of special teams to be ready to contribute. With three tight ends on the roster, all it would take is for an injury, or lack in production for Moss to see his name called.

The Bengals may have a long-term plan where Moss and Burrow can recreate the magic they had while winning the National Championship at LSU. With more refinement on Moss, he could become a strong weapon in the offense in the near future.