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Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:14pm
The Bengals lined up rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd in a variety of ways during practice and while he has yet to catch an NFL regular-season pass the Bengals can celebrate Boyd’s ascension into the derby to start opposite A.J. Green in New Jersey on Sept. 11.
“A lot of guys are in that category,” said wide receivers coach James Urban as the staff continues to respond to the off-season departures of the nearly combined 1,000 yards and 100 catches accumulated by Sanu and Marvin Jones last season.
But with seven-year veteran Brandon LaFell returning to practice this week with a damaged ligament in his hand after a 10-day absence, Boyd is the unquestioned leader in the clubhouse as they get set to gauge LaFell in Sunday’s dress rehearsal in Jacksonville.
“We have to see how he transitions through,” said offensive coordinator Ken Zampese.
Also making a push is one of the best stories of the year in James Wright. Wright, the 2014 seventh-rounder from LSU, is coming back from a 21-month layoff as he tries to rebound from the most dangerous of procedures, a micro fracture knee surgery.
Posted by Scot Berggren
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:37pm
Marvin Jones Preseason Preview
Playing in the shadow of A.J. Green in Cincinnati, during his past two heathy seasons Marvin Jones caught 116 passes for over 1,500 yards and 14 TDs. Even with Golden Tate, Jones now gets a chance to be the featured WR in an offense. While Tate has built a good rapport with Matthew Stafford the past two years, leading the team in receptions during both, Marvin is a bigger target at 6’2”.
After scoring 10 times in 2013, he missed the entire 2014 season with an ankle injury. Last season, he was limited to only four TDs. Marvin did not have a 100-yard game for the Bengals in ’15 and he caught more than five balls in a game just twice. Jones had only one touchdown reception in the final 11 regular season games.
Despite never being the top WR on a team, Jones is coming off of his best season in which he caught 65 passes for 816 yards. With the speedy Golden Tate on the other side of the field, Marvin will get some one-on-one coverage and should be in line for another solid year, but likely will have fewer receptions that Tate. Heading in to camp, we have him slated at No. 40 in his position and he could end up being a steal in the middle rounds of your draft.
2016 Strength of Schedule - DET
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
|Per game||4.06||51.00||0.25||6.44||12.55||0.31||2.06||0||0||6.60||56.56/66.25||85.16% |