The extend of Bo Scaife's short career in Cincinnati was encapsulated within three preseason games, two receptions and 12 yards receiving. Scaife's 2011 season prematurely ended 20 days after signing a one-year deal worth $1 million, following a neck injury against the Carolina Panthers during the team's third preseason game. As a result the Bengals signed Donald Lee and eventually signed Orson Charles during the 2012 NFL draft.
For Scaife, the former backup tight end is trying to attach with a team during the offseason. According to Aaron Wilson, Scaife recently worked out with the New England Patriots.
The Patriots' interest in Scaife follows their recent meeting with tight end Dallas Clark, who wound up signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they traded Kellen Winslow to the Seattle Seahawks.
As for the Bengals there's four tight ends signed on the offseason roster. Following starting tight end Jermaine Gresham is Charles, Colin Cochart and Lee. Cincinnati will likely keep three at the most, with the final spot boiling down to the veteran Lee and the versatile (full back and tight end position) Cochart.