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Bengals host a pair of guards

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With Anthony Collins in Tampa, the Bengals will be moving Andrew Whitworth back to left tackle for the 2014 season.

That leaves them with Clint Boling, who is rehabbing a torn ACL, and the recently re-signed Mike Pollak as in-house possibilities at left guard, although Pollak may also be in the mix at center. On Friday, the team met with two players who could be added to that mix.

The Bengals announced that Vladimir Ducasse and Uche Nwaneri each paid the team a visit. It’s the first visit we’ve heard about for either player since free agency opened on Tuesday.

Ducasse was considered a project when the Jets took him in the second round of the 2010 draft, but Ducasse never really progressed beyond that label. He started five games in four years and his last run as a starter ended early last season when the Jets turned to rookie Brian Winters. Nwaneri was released by the Jaguars early this month and started 92 games for the team over the last seven seasons. He’d be a likelier bet than Ducasse to make a case for the starting job.

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9 Responses to “Bengals host a pair of guards”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 14, 2014 3:44 PM

    Vladimir and Uche. Sounds like the russian version of Laverne & Shirley.

  2. zipnyc says: Mar 14, 2014 4:04 PM

    Ducasse can be good at run blocking, but he was totally lost at pass protection. Not a good option.

  3. bengalboy99 says: Mar 14, 2014 4:11 PM

    This franchise is just unreal. 11 years of Marvin Lewis & no playoff wins, yet Mikey Brown decides to extend him through 2015. Now the nonsense approach to free agency continues this season watching our “coveted” guys leave & bringing in unheard of backup talent to replace them. I’ve been a fan since ’81 & it is just tough to endure this every season without reward…

  4. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 14, 2014 4:11 PM

    They’re just guessing.

  5. coachbeck says: Mar 14, 2014 4:36 PM

    Cincy has the most talented roster from top to bottom. They know what they are doings.

    MJ was a loss but how many big money guys can you have on 1 DL?

    Collins has been a career backup until this half season.

    Ghee rarely plays on this defense.

    So why are people complaining again? Oh yeah that’s right because they have no idea what they are talking about.

  6. micknangold says: Mar 14, 2014 4:49 PM

    Ducasse had been one of the worst offensive linemen in the NFL, but he showed a little spark this season. Jets might wanna hang onto him as a backup/extra blocker.

  7. bengalguy says: Mar 14, 2014 5:07 PM

    Hey Putzburg City of wishful Thinking…..we are just guessing…….. Guessing we’ll be ahead of you for the 4TH STRAIGHT SEASON in the AFC NORTH

  8. natijim235 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:21 PM

    who are these guys??

  9. rodh32340 says: Mar 14, 2014 9:26 PM

    Its gotta be tough being a Bengals fan…but as a Dolphin fan, I just can’t feel too bad for you…just saying

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