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Former Browns WR Greg Little signed by Bengals

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Greg Little was probably the best free-agent option for the Bengals with Marvin Jones and A.J. Green battling injuries.

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The Bengals apparently don't feel good about Marvin Jones and/or A.J. Green returning anytime soon. We've known that much by what they've said, but now, there showing us with their actions.

The Bengals have signed former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little, the team announced Tuesday.

A second-round pick in 2011, Little played in every game for three seasons with the Browns.  The 6-foot-2, 220-pound receiver out of North Carolina started 12 as a rookie, 16 in 2012, and 13 in 2013. Dropped passes were his demise, and Pro Football Focus had Little dropping eight passes while catching 41 passes a year ago.

For his career, Little has played in 48 games (41 starts) while catching 155 passes for 1,821 yards (11.7) and eight scores on 321 targets.

According to PFF, Little was the worst-rated Browns offensive player in 2011 (-14.5), the second-worst in 2012 (-8.5) and the worst again in 2013 (-23.3). To be fair, having Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell throwing to him most of his career had to be rough.

Looking all all of the free agents receivers out there, Little was probably the best option for Cincinnati. He has plenty of experience playing in the AFC North, and the Bengals still have five divisional games left on their schedule.

Hopefully, Hue Jackson is able to get more out of Little than anyone else has been able to get to this point.