Cincinnati Bengals Could Be Close To Re-Signing Offensive Tackle Dennis Roland

According to Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com, there are "indications" that the Cincinnati Bengals "could be close to re-signing backup right tackle Dennis Roland." Roland is a six-foot-forever mammoth of an offensive tackle, strong as a run blocker that's historically struggled in the passing game.

He only took part in 85 offensive snaps in 2011 (75.3 percent on running plays), but from 2009 and 2010 Roland accumulated 1,430 offensive snaps, 721 of which were during passing plays. He allowed 15 quarterbacks sacks, 10 hits on the quarterback and an additional 28 quarterback pressures; he's not the type of lineman that quarterbacks take home to meet mom's cold shoulder.

With Andrew Whitworth, Andre Smith, Anthony Collins under contract and Matthew O'Donnell signed to a future's deal, a Roland signing simply implies the team's need for bodies on the depth chart. There's a chance that Roland would play that sixth offensive lineman like he did last year (if he even signs and if he even makes the roster), because when he took part during an offensive snap, the Bengals ran the football 75.3 percent of the time.

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