2024 Cincinnati Bengals

It would be a good free agency if the Bengals could pick up a serviceable RT and DT yet. I assume they will pick up a mid-tier one after the first wave is over.
 
Sheldon Rankins expected to sign with the bengals. A good get. Now Double dip and re-sign Reader. Rankins is a pass rushing DT but can’t stop the run to save his life.
 
Appears the Bengals will be drafting a RT in the 1st rd. Glad Burrow will finally have an NFL TE to throw to in Gesicki.

Gesicki is an athletic TE and will definitely help in the passing game, especially in the red zone. As for blocking, not so much.

Looking like the Bengals will go with a rookie at RT and hope he can block Garrett, Watt, Highsmith and whoever the Ravens go with at Edge rusher…..a very, very risky move to say the least.
 
Gesicki is an athletic TE and will definitely help in the passing game, especially in the red zone. As for blocking, not so much.

Looking like the Bengals will go with a rookie at RT and hope he can block Garrett, Watt, Highsmith and whoever the Ravens go with at Edge rusher…..a very, very risky move to say the least.
Gesicki is much like another Penn St TE playing for the Steelers.
 
Gesicki is much like another Penn St TE playing for the Steelers.
Gesicki is a better athlete but Friermuth has been a more productive pro despite missing 5 games last year.

* Gesicki: 6 years, 260 rec, 2861 rec yards, 20 tds
* Friermuth: 3 years, 155 rec, 1537 rec yards, 11 tds

Gesicki now has a great qb in Burrow. If Gesicki does not have a good year this season he could have one foot out of the NFL. I think the Steelers would be willing to extend Friermuth despite coming off an injury ridden & disappointing season last year due in large part to poor QB play.
 
Gesicki was franchised in 2022 by the Dolphins (just 32 receptions in 22), last year signed a 1-year deal with NE for 9 mill and only had 29 receptions but NE had bad QB play. Hopefully playing with Burrow he will return back to 2021 form.
 
Bengals signing OT Trent Brown to a 1 year deal.
From NFL.com:

Brown is spending Tuesday visiting Cincinnati, where he will step in as Joe Burrow's new right tackle following Jonah Williams' departure.
Brown brings with him nine years of playing experience in a career that began as a seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, included a trade to New England, a handsome four-year deal with the Raiders and a return to the Patriots. He's filled a number of roles with the Patriots, but has struggled to remain available for most of the last half-decade, falling short of 600 snaps in four of his last five seasons.

Fingers crossed he can stay healthy.
 
If he can at least play most of the first half, you would hope the rookies may be ready to step up by then. Sign a run stopping DT and the Bengals will be ready for the draft
 
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