Bengals Roster: Realistic expectations for Nick Eubanks in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Nick Eubanks (86) makes a catch during Cincinnati Bengals spring practice in Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.Cincinnati Bengals Spring Camp
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Nick Eubanks (86) makes a catch during Cincinnati Bengals spring practice in Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.Cincinnati Bengals Spring Camp /
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This is Nick Eubanks’ first year on the Cincinnati Bengals roster. What should fans expect from the tight end? 

The tight end position is perceived to be one of the weakest spots on the Cincinnati Bengals roster. They signed Hayden Hurst in the offseason and he’ll be the TE1 in the offense. Behind him for sure is Drew Sample but after that, it’s a bit of a mystery.

Nick Eubanks joined the Bengals in May and he’ll have some competition when it comes to making the 53-man roster. The Michigan product previously spent some time with the Cowboys but he’s yet to do anything in a regular season game.

Bengals Roster: What should fans expect from Nick Eubanks?

Fans shouldn’t expect much from Eubanks. As mentioned above, the team has Hurst and Sample in their top two tight end spots on the roster so there’s probably room for one more player to make it onto the team. Mitchell Wilcox has been the third tight end in recent years and it’ll be hard to pry him from that role, as he provides solid special teams play.

There’s also Thaddeus Moss and Scotty Washington competing for spots on the Bengals’ roster too, and both of those guys are more tenured with the organization than Eubanks is.

If Eubanks can put together an impressive training camp and preseason, there could be a case to at least keep him on the practice squad but it’ll take a good showing this summer.

It’s always good to see the Bengals adding players at positions of need but Eubanks isn’t someone we should expect to see a ton from this year. Crazier things have happened though, so maybe he impresses and can carve out a nice role for himself with the Bengals. If he does, then good for him for making the most of his situation.

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