4. Mitchell Wilcox (South Florida)
In 2020, the Bengals signed another undrafted free agent, Mitchell Wilcox, from South Florida. After going undrafted, Cincinnati was happy to sign him and add him to the roster. He spent that season on the practice squad.
Last season, Wilcox played in 15 career games, recording three catches for 16 yards and three tackles on special teams. The 6’4″-247 pound Wilcox has proven to be a helpful player on special teams, but C.J Uzomah and Drew Sample still got most of the snaps last year from Burrow.
With Uzomah gone, and Wilcox going into his third year, he can show what he has. He is a tough player who can block and is the size to add to the tight-end competition.
3. Nick Eubanks (Michigan)
The shock of losing Uzomah to the Jets had Bengal fans reading up on all the newly free agent tight ends. In doing so, fans learned that the team had signed free agent Nick Eubanks.
You might be asking “Who?”
Eubanks spent his first year in the 2021 season moving around. He was initially a college free agent signed by the Dallas Cowboys but didn’t make the team’s 53-man roster for the regular season after six catches and 52 yards in the preseason. He then spent time with the Eagles and Lions on their practice squads.
Is Eubanks the answer at tight end, or is he a developmental player for the practice squad?
The Bengals prefer solid blocking tight-ends, and Eubanks has the size they look for but does he have the skills to match? Eubanks will need to show what he has to offer early in camp to make this Bengals team.