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Could the Bengals replace Anthony Collins with Donald Penn after the Bucs cut him?

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Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have watched offensive lineman Anthony Collins sign a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the question is now do they go out and look for another tackle on the open market?

There are virtually no left tackles still on the market capable of starting, but someone could become available via a release from their team.

Donald Penn fits that bill after the Bucs just released him:

Penn, 31 in April, has two years remaining on his six-year, $41.7 million contract that included $18.8 million guaranteed. He would have counted $8.1 million against the Buccaneers’ 2014 salary cap, so signing Collins to replace him was a huge win for Tampa.

If the Bengals want to sign him to play left tackle next year, he graded out as the No. 27 (out of 56) offensive tackle on Pro Football Focus. Penn was actually a much better run-blocker, so he could be better suited for Hue Jackson's offense if he does indeed plan to run the ball more in 2014.