Jul 28, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
Armon Binns. Brandon Tate. Someone else. Those are the subjective answers to hypothetical questions asking which wide receiver will become the next No. 2, replacing Jerome Simpson who signed with Minnesota during the offseason. Some have brought up the unexpected resolution of a rotation, using players based on situations or a certain number of plays.
Andy Dalton is one.
According to ESPN's AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton expects mutiple receivers used at the much-talked about No. 2 spot. Hensley writes:
He envisions a receiver-by-committee setup with Brandon Tate, Armon Binns and Mohamed Sanu. Tate had an impressive offseason, which is why he's listed atop the depth chart. Binns, a practice squad player from a year ago, has the size at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds. Sanu, a rookie third-round pick, has the most intriguing upside.
"Right now, the way they’ve performed, I have no reservation whatsoever of anybody coming in there," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "My play calling won’t alter one bit if Sanu, Armon or Tate is out there."