Cincinnati Bengals News, April 5: Potential Tight End Targets in 2024 NFL Draft, Former Bengals Offensive Tackle Signs With Bills, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Cincinnati Bengals, including potential targets in the 2024 NFL Draft, rumored 30 visits with notable prospects, and more.

While the Cincinnati Bengals have made several notable moves this offseason, there are still a few questions that need to be answered. As the Bengals continue to prepare for the 2024 NFL Draft, they are reportedly hosting several of the top prospects along the offensive and defensive line on top 30 visits.

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One notable area of concern in Cincinnati is the tight end position, which the Bengals haven’t addressed with any huge names this offseason. While many expect Cincinnati to address the position early in the 2024 NFL Draft, this year’s tight end group isn’t the strongest.

All of that and more in today’s Bengals news!

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Options: Who Could Be Some Early-Round Tight End Targets?

Pro Football Network’s Bengals Insider Jay Morrison provided a wonderful breakdown of Cincinnati’s continued neglect at the tight end position. Morrison mentions that the Bengals are the only team that hasn’t drafted a tight end since 2019. The 2024 NFL Draft could finally be the year that Cincinnati decides to invest in a notable tight end.

READ MORE: Cincinnati’s Potential Tight End Targets

Brian Blewis’ Latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals Land Top Offensive Tackle

Although the Bengals signed Trent Brown to fill their void at right tackle, he only signed a one-year deal. Therefore, Cincinnati needs to keep an eye on the future along their offensive line and potentially select Brown’s replacement in the first round. Pro Football Network’s Brian Blewis has the Bengals landing one of the top offensive tackles with the 18th overall pick in his latest mock draft.

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Which Former Cincinnati Bengals Players, Coaches Are on UFL Rosters?

While the NFL world is preparing for the 2024 NFL Draft, the UFL’s season is officially underway. Morrison highlighted several former Bengals players and coaches who are now getting another chance in the UFL. One of the most notable names that Cincinnati’s fans might recognize is former Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who is now the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Battlehawks.

KEEP READING: Former Bengals Players and Coaches in UFL

Bengals Host 2 Top Linemen Prospects on Top 30 Visits

One of the main questions surrounding the Bengals is their future in the trenches on both sides of the ball. While Cincinnati addressed its current voids along both lines with some short-term contracts, it needs to acquire long-term options. This is likely why the Bengals seemingly hosted Amarius Mims and T’Vondre Sweat on top 30 visits.

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Former Bengals Offensive Tackle Signs With Buffalo Bills

Speaking of the trenches, former Bengals offensive tackle La’El Collins has found a new home in the NFL. While Collins spent time with the Bengals and Dallas Cowboys last season, he is now headed to the AFC East. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Collins signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, as he looks to revitalize his career.

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