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Bengals hosting former Bills lineman Quinton Spain for visit

Keeping the Cincinnati-Buffalo connection going strong.

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Quinton Spain, a five-year veteran offensive guard, could be signing with the Cincinnati Bengals very soon.

Spain, who was recently cut by the Buffalo Bills, is reportedly set to visit Cincinnati this coming week, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

The Bills signed Spain to a three-year deal this year but released him only six games into his contract. He has a Pro Football Focus Grade of 60.6 so far this season through 107 snaps.

Though nothing to brag about, it would be an upgrade for the Bengals at either guard spot, as Alex Redmond currently has the highest grade of players who are healthy and have played right guard this year, and it’s only 52.3.

Last season, Spain only earned a 55.4 grade, but only committed four penalties and gave up no sacks in over one thousand snaps. That alone would be a nice upgrade over Redmond.

This news comes as veteran Xavier Su’a-filo is set to be activated from IR in the next few weeks, and can resume his role in the offensive line. Perhaps the Bengals will end up playing both guys at left and right guard moving forward, as left guard Michael Jordan currently has a PFF grade of 56.3 but is in just his second season, so the Bengals probably would like to keep playing him in hopes he develops into a quality starter.

Signing Spain wouldn’t fix the offensive line, but it should help protect Joe Burrow more, and that needs to be a priority.