The Bengals lost out on Naufahu Tahi, who returned to Minnesota after the Vikings matched the Bengals one-year $1.4 million offer. Still, no new fullback. Reports surfaced that the Bengals were interested in Packers fullback John Kuhn, who like Tahi, was a restricted free agent. However, that's appearing less and less likely (h/t Dave).
Agent Kevin Gold said Kuhn has been working out with the Packers since their offseason program began March 16. Kuhn visited the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this month, but Gold doesn’t anticipate an offer forthcoming.
“I talked to them, and they still have an interest, but I think at this point, everyone is going their separate ways,” Gold said. “It never got to anything worth considering. The best answer is John is probably going to stay where he is.”
A report came out last week that the Bengals were enamored with BYU fullback Fui Vakapuna, cousin to Tahi. It's our best guess that the Bengals will use one of their 11 draft picks -- nine of which come on Sunday, to draft and develop a natural fullback, hoping to god that they end this tight end to fullback tweener project.