The Cincinnati Bengals officially signed tight end Bo Scaife to a one-year contract worth $1 million By officially signed, we mean that the team announced it, signature on paper and no chance for San Francisco to emerge from the dankest corners of Cincinnati to capture another player that already agreed to terms with the Bengals.
What Bengals like about newly signed TE Bo Scaife: Good receiver and blocker. Very athletic. Excellent route runner. Leader in Tennesse
Hobson points out that the Bengals like many attributes in Scaife that they had in Reggie Kelly, providing "leadership for" a young group. Scaife visited the Bengals earlier this week with reports that the St. Louis Rams were also interested.
To make room on the roster, the Bengals waived offensive lineman Ryan McKnight.
We're not sure what this means for tight end Chase Coffman. It's entirely possible that a guy like Jay Gruden is inventive enough to include Coffman in a variety of packages during double-TE formations with Jermaine Gresham. Or not. We'll find out for sure one way or the other.