Bengals Free Agency: Grading Nick Eubanks signing

Nick Eubanks (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)
Nick Eubanks (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images) /

Bengals free agency has slowed down after such a hot start. The latest name to join the Cincinnati Bengals is tight end, Nick Eubanks.

Eubanks isn’t a player that a lot of people know about and it’s not crazy to see why. The Michigan product had just 578 yards combined throughout his four years with the Wolverines while totaling six touchdowns.

As a pro, Eubanks hasn’t seen the field during the regular season. He was an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys in last year’s draft and also spent time with the Lions and Eagles, never making it onto the gridiron.

Bengals Free Agency: What grade does the Nick Eubanks signing deserve?

To be perfectly honest, it’s hard to grade this signing because we haven’t seen much from Eubanks. It’s good to see Cincinnati adding depth at the tight end position, which as of now, is likely going to be led by Hayden Hurst, who signed with the team in free agency a few weeks ago.

Drew Sample is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie deal but he’s proven he’s not a starting-caliber option.

Eubanks will compete with guys like Mitchell Wilcox and Thaddeus Moss for a spot on the final roster, assuming that the team doesn’t draft another tight end, which they should.

In all likelihood, Eubanks’ signing is simply just the team adding a camp body but hey, maybe he’ll turn into something unexpected. The Bengals don’t have a long-term tight end option and perhaps Eubanks can surprise some people and stake a spot out on this roster.

With no regular-season action under his belt, however, it’s hard to truly get excited about this move. I’ll give the Bengals’ signing of Nick Eubanks a C- because while he’s not a high-impact player, at least they’re adding players at a position of need.

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What grade are you giving the Eubanks signing?