Bengals Officially Switch Taveon Rogers From Wide Receiver To Cornerback

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Taveon Rogers #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals works out during a rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

As was noted Firday, Bengals free agent rookie wide receiver was seen playing quite a bit of cornerback at practice. It was an experiment primarily based on two situations occurring with the team's roster right now. The first being that the wide position group is a crowded one, and the second being that the cornerback group is ailing thanks to the extended injuries to Brandon Ghee, Shaun Prater and Dre Kirkpatrick.

The Bengals' solution, according to multiple sources is to move Rogers from wide receiver to cornerback and will be changing his jersey number:

It's good to see a young player doing anything he's asked in an effort to make the team, but one has to wonder just how effective that this transition will be for Rogers and the Bengals. If anything, it puts a band-aid over the team's situation at cornerback.

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