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Bengals met with Anthony Fasano, per Geoff Hobson

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Anthony Fasano has 109 starts over nine seasons with the Cowboys, Dolphins and Chiefs. Could the Bengals be the next team on his resume?

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The Cincinnati Bengals are set to lose tight end Jermaine Gresham once NFL free agency officially opens on Tuesday; but his replacement may already be lined up.

According to Geoff Hobson, the Bengals met with free agent Anthony Fasano on Monday. The nine-year veteran was on tap to make $2.8 million next season before the Chiefs cut him. He finished his two-year run in Kansas City with 48 catches for 426 yards and seven touchdowns over 26 games. Meanwhile, Travis Kelce became the No. 1 tight end in KC's offense.

Fasano, 30, has 109 starts over nine seasons with the CowboysDolphins and Chiefs while catching 253 passes for 2,799 yards and 31 scores. He'd be a quality No. 2 TE behind Tyler Eifert. Though Fasano is known as a good blocking TE, he was a bad run-blocker this past season, registering a -10.5 grade via Pro Football Focus after grading out very well in every prior year.

The Bengals are going to want their No. 2 guy to be a good run-blocker, so if they think Fasano can replicate his pre-2014 form, don't be surprised to see him in stripes next year.