Ja’Marr Chase might be out 4-6 week with a hip harm, and whereas he did keep away from the injured reserve listing, his absence for the subsequent month goes to be felt. Tee Higgins must step up, and Mike Thomas will possible fill in for 3 broad receiver units.
Nevertheless, the Cincinnati Bengals introduced in a number of free agent receivers to work out and see if they may assist present depth at a place the group will briefly be wanting expertise at.
Per the exercise wire, Cincinnati labored Dede Westbrook, Dazz Newsome, Victor Bolden, and JaVonta Payton this weekend.
Westbrook is undoubtedly essentially the most skilled of the group, having been a fourth-round select of Oklahoma in 2017. He spent just a few seasons with the Jags, totaling 717 yards within the 2018 season. He had 10 receptions for 68 yards final season with the Vikings as nicely. The Bengals had curiosity in signing him previous to the 2021 season.
As for Bolden, he’s a 27-year-old who spent the 2022 USFL season with the Birmingham Steelers and was the MVP of the championship recreation. He was signed to the observe squad of the Cardinals this season. Bolden Jr. went undrafted out of Oregon State in 2017.
Additionally on the listing, Newsome was a sixth-round decide within the 2021 NFL Draft. He suffered a damaged collarbone after signing his rookie contract and was waived by the Bears. Newsome had a exercise on October 18 with the Seahawks.
Final however not least is Payton, who performed his school ball at Tennessee. Payton had 413 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns final season for the Vols.
The Bengals haven’t signed any however are clearly trying so as to add extra expertise on the place to bridge the time they gained’t have Chase.