One of the biggest questions of the Bengals offseason has been which of the team’s receivers will grab the No. 2 job opposite A.J. Green.
The answer at this point is no one. Quarterback Andy Dalton told Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com that the team is going to go with a rotation of players at the spot instead of one defined starter. Armon Binns, Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate were the receivers Dalton said would be in the mix and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden confirmed that trio will be more or less interchangeable.
“Right now, the way they’ve performed, I have no reservation whatsoever of anybody coming in there,” Gruden said. “My play calling won’t alter one bit if Sanu, Armon or Tate is out there.”
Andrew Hawkins looks like the best bet for the slot receiver role in Cincinnati, although we’ll have a better idea of how the receiving corps will shake out when the Bengals face the Jets on Friday night. Even before seeing the offense in action, it seems like a good bet that tight end Jermaine Greshem will wind up being the team’s top non-Green target over the course of the season.