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Both tight ends are getting a nice payday."The Buffalo Bills are signing former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft to a three-year Giovani Bernard Jersey , $18.75 million contract, according to Ian Rapoport. It’s a very similar deal to what the Bengals are giving C.J. Uzomah. Both tight ends were part of the Bengals’ 2015 NFL Draft class, which winds up producing two players who just signed three-year deals worth a combined $36+ million. Kroft will mainly be remembered for his seven-score season in 2017 as Cincinnati’s primary tight end. He also hauled in 42 passes for 404 yards. Still, coming into this offseason, there wasn’t any doubt that the Bengals preferred re-signing Uzomah over Kroft, but not many thought they’d get similar deals Michael Johnson jersey , especially since Kroft played in just five games last season and caught four passes.Uzomah, on the other hand, caught 43 balls for 439 yards and three scores. He also developed into a solid blocking tight end, an area where Kroft struggled at his entire stint in Cincinnati.Lest we forget Uzomah was also a blocking wide receiver in college that has been developing into a real tight end during his four years in Cincinnati, so there’s reason to think he’ll continue to improve, whereas Kroft is closer to being capped out. So yeah Kevin Huber Jersey , I’d say the Bengals got the better end of these tight end deals, but it is good to see them both get nice paydays. Hopefully, Kroft finds a good role in Buffalo and has more years like we saw from him in 2017. John Ross is still a valuable part of the Bengals’ offense, despite his low numbers."When the Bengals drafted John Ross with the ninth-pick in the 2017 draft, they were hoping for a vertical threat that could take the top off the defense, and cause enough commotion to leave A.J. Green in single coverage. Unfortunately Clint Boling Jersey , that has yet to be the case.Instead, the Bengals found a powerful weapon in Ross that is still valuable to the Bengals’ offense. They found a red zone target.It doesn’t seem intuitive that the fastest man in the NFL is most effective in the shortest part of the field. But he is quick enough off of the line that he can still get open in tight spaces and gain the few yards the Bengals need for the score.Ross is a huge weapon for a team that has historically struggled in the red zone.With a new offensive-minded head coach and offensive coordinator, 2019 could be the year that he contributes to the offense in the remaining 80 yards of the gridiron.Zac Taylor could actually be a blessing for Ross. As he and Brian Callahan install a new playbook and scheme, Taylor should think back to his time with the Rams and how they used Brandin Cooks. All of this is to say that Ross’ value should be at an all-time high since draft night in 2017.The honest truth is that Ross may never become a player that was worth the ninth-overall pick, but he is slowly making strides to get closer. Why would you trade him while he is on his way up?If they trade Ross right now, they’re giving up all hope that he can live up his expectations. But they’re also creating another hole in the roster that they’ll need to fix.The Bengals already know that they have to fix the right side of the offensive line. They already know they have some serious work to do in the linebacker corps. Why would they create a hole in the wide receiver room?Other than A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd Vincent Rey Jersey , the Bengals don’t have any other dependable wideouts. Who would step up in Ross’ absence? Cody Core? Josh Malone?The Bengals should spend free agency and the draft focusing on the offensive line, linebackers, and tight ends. They shouldn’t vacate a spot that got them seven touchdowns a year ago.They should keep Ross, keep their red zone touchdowns, and keep investing in the young speedster. Trading him would only create more problems for the young coaching staff.

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