Bengals tackle Jake Fisher losing weight, wants to move to tight end

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In four years as an offensive tackle for the Bengals, Jake Fisher struggled to stay healthy. Now he’s about to hit free agency, and he wants to play a new position.

Fisher is losing weight and is down to 285 pounds and wants to play tight end, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Fisher is working out with quarterbacks to improve his route running and pass catching skills.

During his rookie season in 2015, Fisher lined up as a blocking tight end and H-back in some situations, and he also played tight end in high school. He put on size in college at Oregon and played offensive tackle well enough that the Bengals chose him in the second round of the draft, but now he expects to have a better future in the NFL if he gives tight end another try.

Fisher becomes a free agent on March 13 and likely won’t get much guaranteed, but there are probably teams that will be interested enough to give him a shot as a blocking tight end.

12 responses to “Bengals tackle Jake Fisher losing weight, wants to move to tight end

  1. How is Fisher going to be a blocking TE if he can’t block. Why is he working on catching and route running if he wants to block. I know they can do both but be hone

  2. bengals have 3 or 4 free agent tight ends. why not sign him sine he has been there all his
    career. probably be more dependable than eifert.

  3. Dude was a total bust. He probably thanks his lucky stars that Ogbuehi was such a massive bust that it makes people forget how bad Fisher is.

  4. He’s really admitting he’s not good enough to be a min wage back-up Olman? Because he’s now going to be a min wage back-up TE. Maybe. That’s a big maybe.

    The most important position in football? The QB and the whole offensive line. So even if you suck, you’re still going to get a min wage contract somewhere, if you’re in your prime and showed some promise. There is always a coach or 3 who think they reclaim anyone. But now he wants to play a devalued position at the same min wage and compete against guys who’ve been doing it for years. There are plenty of Hbacks/FBs and blocking TE’s who grill out and watch TV on Sundays.

  5. I bet he could out play everyone
    (other than the two games that Eifert might be healthy).

    Bengals management should have picked Mark Andrews in 2018.

  6. I bet he could out play everyone
    (other than two games that Eifert might be healthy).

    Bengals management should have picked Mark Andrews in 2018.

  7. Excellent move. He is a crazy athlete for an OT. This could extend his NFL shelf life by many years. There just isn’t a ton of really good blocking TE’s in the NFL.

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