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Bengals re-sign Alex Redmond

The Bengals keep their offensive line in tact for new head coach Zac Taylor.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed offensive guard Alex Redmond to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Redmond, a third-year player in 2019, was originally an undrafted free agent for the 2016 season. Last season, he played in and started 15 games at right guard. He assisted in the blocking efforts for running back Joe Mixon’s AFC-best 1,168 rushing yards.

However, Redmond was also one of the worst starting offensive lineman in football last year, according to Pro Football Focus. That’s a big reason why the Bengals went out and signed free agent John Miller to a three-year deal, as he’s now expected to man the right guard spot. Unless injuries arise, Redmond is expected to open 2019 as a backup guard.

Redmond signed the exclusive rights tender the Bengals extended to him on March 8, so it was only a matter of time until he was officially back to Cincinnati.