Hobson’s Choice: Asking Questions During OTA

Are there any candidates that surprise people because of the depth of this roster? If Shelvin can’t keep his body healthy this offseason, maybe so? Or Brandon Wilson, if someone comes up as a returner after adding two safety guards to the draft? *

It looks like the team has a strong presence on Zach Carter, but do you expect them to add an experienced defensive tackle like (Hicks, Goldman, etc.) to help fill the void left by Ogunjobi, if hope You are going to fall, we are not in a hurry?Jack Ward of Fort Basil, Ohio

Jack: They remain hopeful for safety Brandon Wilson and defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin. Shelvin has to prove he can fit into the pros, and Wilson has to get back in shape, two unanswered questions.

Although they added three versatile defensive backs through the draft. I still think Wilson can be safe because you can have four safes with Jesse Bates III, Vaughn Bell, fifth-rounder Tyson Anderson and Wilson, and you can have Dax Hill as a swingman. Safety Mike Thomas is also fighting for a roster. They could keep 11 DBs, or you could count Hill as one of the six cornerbacks, but he’s a guy who can swing safely too. Remember when Wilson tore his ACL he was a Pro Bowl-caliber player who was both a kickback and a Gunner, so let’s see how he came back before firing him.

I do think there’s going to be a good interior offensive lineman letting go, and he’ll be surprising now, but given how he’s been in practice and not coming after the third preseason game, I don’t know who it is right now.

I’d be surprised if pundits Kevin Huber and Clark Harris were cut. Although I think rookie Cal Adomitis is a good candidate, since he’s the No. 1 flutist in the draft so his successor can stand out on the practice squad, that’s a big factor. With three Pro Bowl-level players in the 2020 draft class (Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, Logan Wilson) looming, every salary counts.

As for those seasoned D-tackles, I believe anyone at any position in secondary free agency is in play, but the price of quarterbacks will have to come down. They’ve given BJ Hill a tuba rushing inside, and he’s joined by three other tuba D-line starters. That’s four starters with eight-figure contracts, making them one of the highest-paid forwards in football. But yeah, I think they’re looking to add depth to these three techniques, and you probably can’t rule out Lario Gonchobee himself.

Hopefully James Casey’s thoughts on Scotty Washington learning to be a tight end. Stephen Ogden, Aniston, AL

Stephen: Gotta love Casey, the Bengals tight end coach is old-school enough to growl every time you ask him how he’s doing, “It’s never been this bad.”

A former player with a very good coach, Casey was kind enough to give us his assessment of Washington, the undrafted wide receiver out of Wake Forest in 2020:

“He’s renamed himself tight end and we’re going to work with him. He’s a fast, strong big man. There are a lot of nuances to playing tight end. Really, after quarterback, tight end has to know Most. He has to learn to block in passing and running games, he has to be good enough to block guys like Miles Garrett on the edge and in running games you don’t just go there to block ‘ “C’Gap. It will be a process and he has to get better every day. His weight looks really good and I’m excited to work with him. “

Washington passed the first test. Scouts also liked the way Washington came back strong, and they thought he looked strong. They listed him at 6-5, 247 after he entered his second training camp last year at 217 pounds.

Bengals president Mike Brown is someone who has been looking for a different and unique type of athlete to try out tight end in NFL and college basketball. You never know when the next Antonio Gates will pop out, so this would be a good training camp mystery.

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