At times it looked like the Bengals were set at the wide out position. Marvin Jones stepped up and was a huge contributor in some games. Even with his spot as the Bengals number two receiver, he only topped 100yds receiving once. His output in other games left much to be desired:
Jones was not used correctly in this offense to start the season. As it progressed we saw the Bengals lean a little bit more on Jones and he answered at times in big moments. The case may be that the Bengals are fine with the players on the roster as wide outs. The question should still be asked if there is someone better to bring in.
I understand there are more pressing needs for the organization, I also know that the Bengals rarely make a splash in free agency so this is probably a long shot, but for the sake of argument, here is the list of current WR free agents.
- Eric Decker, WR, Broncos. Age: 27.
- James Jones, WR, Packers. Age: 30.
- Riley Cooper, WR, Eagles. Age: 26.
- Anquan Boldin, WR, 49ers. Age: 33.
- Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots. Age: 28.
- Hakeem Nicks, WR, Giants. Age: 26.
- Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles. Age: 26.
- Dexter McCluster, WR/KR, Chiefs. Age: 26.
- Golden Tate, WR, Seahawks. Age: 26.
- Kenny Britt, WR, Titans. Age: 25.
- Devin Hester, KR, Bears. Age: 31.
- Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Steelers. Age: 27.
- Ted Ginn, WR/KR, Panthers. Age: 29.
- Jacoby Jones, KR, Ravens. Age: 30.
- Andre Roberts, WR, Cardinals. Age: 26.
- Mario Manningham, WR, 49ers. Age: 28.
- Brandon LaFell, WR, Panthers. Age: 27.
- Danario Alexander, WR, Chargers. Age: 26.
- Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Steelers. Age: 32.
- Andre Caldwell, WR, Broncos. Age: 29.
- Santana Moss, WR, Redskins. Age: 35.
- Jerome Simpson, WR, Vikings. Age: 28.
- Robert Meachem, WR, Saints. Age: 29.
- Kris Durham, WR, Lions. Age: 26.
- Marc Mariani, WR/KR, Titans. Age: 27.
- Michael Spurlock, WR/KR, Lions. Age: 31.
- Brandon Tate, WR/KR, Bengals. Age: 26.
- Jacoby Ford, WR/KR, Raiders. Age: 27.
- Damian Williams, WR, Titans. Age: 26.
- Josh Morgan, WR, Redskins. Age: 29.
- Domenik Hixon, WR, Panthers. Age: 29.
- Eric Page, WR, Buccaneers. Age: 22.
- Louis Murphy, WR, Giants. Age: 27.
- Taylor Price, WR, Jaguars. Age: 27.
- Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Redskins. Age: 25.
- Kyle Williams, WR, Chiefs. Age: 26.
- Plaxico Burress, WR, Steelers. Age: 37.