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Bengals passing on Tim Wright further shows confidence in tight ends

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Tim Wright has done more in the NFL than any tight end on the Bengals roster. They still passed on him.

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The Bengals seem to feel pretty secure about their tight end position.

After letting Jermaine Gresham go this offseason, Cincinnati is without their top TE of the past five seasons who had 280 catches, 2,722 yards and 24 scores since 2010. Even with him gone, Cincinnati clearly feels comfortable about their current crop of TEs, so much so they didn't even try to claim Tim Wright after the Patriots waived him:

You could definitely argue Wright would have been more beneficial to Cincinnati than New York, Kansas City, Detroit and Pittsburgh, all of whom have more proven commodities at TE than the Bengals.

While Tyler Eifert has shown promise, he has not displayed enough durability to be counted on for 16 games. Tyler Kroft was taken in the third round of this year's draft, but can he make a positive impact playing significant snaps as a rookie? He was their top TE prospect, so they obviously think so.

There's also Jake Murphy, who's lighting it up in OTAs. He'll likely compete with fifth-round pick C.J. Uzomah, a 6'5", 265-pounder who looks like a nice red-zone target.

All of this seems to be enough to have the Bengals feeling good about the position heading into training camp. Hopefully, they feel the same when the regular season opens.