As Tuesday's trade deadline nears, our hapless, football impoverished neighbors to the north have made it clear that their best players are all available for the right price. Specifically, the Browns are now inviting suitors for not only Josh Gordon but also Jordan Cameron. So shouldn't the Bengals show some neighborly compassion and take one or more of these unloved castoffs off their hands? Considering that Hawkins is coming off IR soon and Sanzenbacher has shown he's a capable backup in the slot, why not give them Mohammed and say a 3rd round draft pick for Gordon (or maybe Moses and a 3rd rounder)? Yes, it's a gamble since "Flash" is one off-field incident away from a year-long suspension and is known to be a "Me-First" player but if the Bengals want a shot at a Super Bowl wouldn't it be worth the gamble, considering the success this coaching staff has had with troubled players? Just imagine opposing DCs having to cover Green and Gordon! (I wonder how many teams the Bengals face that have two top-notch DBs capable of that feat?)
On a similar note, Gresham's contract is up for renewal and he may end up being a cap casualty due to his uneven play the last few years. Cameron, who's signed through 2014, is owed $555,000 this year and a modest $645,000 next year at which point barring injury or disappointing play the Bengals would have to back the truck up. Trading Gresham and a mid-round pick would net the Bengals a young player who'd be an upgrade as a receiver, along with a year of cap relief. So the question is what would that be worth to the club in terms of a draft pick (or should they do the trade at all, since Gresham would be hard to replace as a blocker)?
Well, as we all know, opinions are like bassbowls, we all have one, so let's hear yours!