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Bengals don't appear interested in Brandon Spikes or Tim Wright

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The New England Patriots released a handful of players, including linebacker Brandon Spikes and tight end Tim Wright. Bengals.com writes that neither player is drawing much interest in Cincinnati.

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The Cincinnati Bengals "don't appear" to be interested in linebacker Brandon Spikes nor tight end Tim Wright, both of whom were released by New England over the last week. Per Bengals.com:

It doesn’t appear that the Bengals are interested in adding two former Patriots before next week’s camp. New England recently released linebacker Brandon Spikes and tight end Tim Wright, two positions where they were thin before the draft.

Cincinnati has reworked both positions, signing A.J. Hawk during free agency and drafting P.J. Dawson during the NFL draft. The Bengals also bolstered the tight end position by drafting Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah and signing college free agents John Peters and Matt Lengel. All the while first-year tight end Jake Murphy is having an impressive offseason too.

Brandon Spikes, who signed with New England on May 18, was released on June 8 after police began investigating a possible hit-and-run incident. Tim Wright, who posted five receptions, 85 yards receiving and a touchdown against the Bengals, was waived on Thursday. Wright, who played every game in 2014, generated 26 receptions, 259 yards receiving and six touchdowns last season.