Michael Floyd. Kendall Wright. Names with possible first-round implications for the Cincinnati Bengals, helping to replenish the No. 2 wide receiver spot opposite A.J. Green, are theoretically as much of a "need" as any position on this team. The Bengals have reportedly hosted Notre Dame's Floyd already, along with non-first rounder Marvin McNutt, Mohamed Sanu, while also working out Indiana State's Justin Hilton.
But if you ask quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bengals can never have too many wide receivers.
"I think there's a lot of guys here that were pushing for playing time last year," Dalton said. "But I think if we can get another one, that would be great. We feel we've got a lot of weapons now, but if we can add another skill guy, that would really help us out."
With free agent Jerome Simpson still be courted by the St. Louis Rams, as well as three or four unnamed teams, Cincinnati has a need to find someone to replace him -- though Marvin Lewis left the door open for his return.
Head coach Marvin Lewis has also made it a point to mention other coaches' obsession with Armon Binns on more than one occasion and, as a file from the book tales of the unlikely, Cincinnati recently worked out former Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed.
Lewis also said last month:
"We feel better about it in house than people know," Lewis said. "We have the draft. There's still some other ways we are looking at. Still a lot of things in play. We feel a little bit better about it in house than what people know."
Despite all of that, Dalton would love to have some weapons to throw to this season. Green, Jermaine Gresham, Jordan Shipley and then _______. We can already envision the glory days of the 80s.