Grading the Cincinnati Bengals free agent signings from Day 1

Ted Karras, New England Patriots. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ted Karras, New England Patriots. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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What grade does the Ted Karras signing deserve?

After landing Cappa with the first move of the legal tampering session, the Bengals didn’t take long to add another name to their offensive line. This time, it was Ted Karras, who has been in the league for six years with five of those seasons spent in New England.

During his six years in the league, Karras jumped between a few different positions and that’s likely what drew the Bengals to him. He spent time at both guard spots and played center as well, so that’s three different positions that he has experience at.

With Cappa in the stripes, the Bengals won’t slot Karras in at right guard but he can be an option at either left guard or center moving forward. The likely scenario seems to be putting him at center, cutting Trey Hopkins, and trying to re-sign Quinton Spain to play left guard or maybe drafting someone.

This move is great because it’s yet another offensive lineman coming to town but also that he can jump around the line and play other positions if need be.

Ted Karras Grade: A-