Brandon LaFell re-signs with Bengals

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The Bengals lost a pair of wide receivers in free agency last offseason, but they were able to avoid the same fate this offseason.

Veteran Brandon LaFell was the only potential free agent in their receiving corps and he won’t be going anywhere else. LaFell’s agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod announced on Wednesday that their client has re-signed with the Bengals. They did not announce terms, but Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it is a two-year deal.

LaFell joined the Bengals last year and caught 64 passes for 862 yards and six touchdowns. It represented a strong rebound after LaFell turned in a pedestrian 2015 season with the Patriots.

LaFell’s numbers might not be as robust in 2017 if the Bengals are able to get full seasons out of wide receiver A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert, but that’s probably a trade that the team will be willing to make after they slumped out of the playoffs last time out.

6 responses to “Brandon LaFell re-signs with Bengals

  1. There’s a lot of solid young talent at WR for the Bengals, but its all mainly potential. Until Boyd can be a consistent #2 (and until Eifert can stay on the field for 13+ games) LaFell will likely have a place.

    They need a reliable veteran, and LaFell seems to fit this role pretty well (much better than Brandon Tate did)

  2. We still need a deep threat at receiver. Losing Marvin Jones really hurt this offense since AJ is now the only deep threat

  3. And yeah they offensive line help big time especially if zeitler leaves which knowing Mike brown he will

  4. cincy85 says:
    Mar 9, 2017 11:57 AM
    We still need a deep threat at receiver. Losing Marvin Jones really hurt this offense since AJ is now the only deep threat
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    A deep threat? You think they need a deep threat? The team’s two best O-linemen leave and you think they need a WR who would require 7 step drops and time? The Bengals could sign a literal speeding bullet and it wouldn’t make a bit of difference when the QB’s on his back by the third step of his dropback.

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