Grading the Cincinnati Bengals free agent signings from Day 1

Leigh Oleszczak
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What grade does the Alex Cappa signing deserve?

This was exactly the kind of signing the Bengals needed. There had been rumblings that they were interested in Brandon Scherff but the big red flag with Scherff is that he couldn’t stay healthy.

That isn’t an issue with Cappa, who has appeared in every regular-season game over the past two seasons. As Jenna Laine of ESPN tweeted after the move was made public, Cappa reportedly tried to play with a broken leg when the Bucs were facing Washington in the Wild Card game in the 2020 season. He’s a monster who is always going to give it his all.

Considering how badly the Bengals needed to get a long-term solution for their right guard spot, it’s hard not to like this move. Cappa is someone who has been healthy, only improved as he’s progressed through the league, and is used to playing for a contender. He should fit in well in the Queen City.

Alex Cappa Grade: A-