Because Finney can play either guard spot in addition to center, it brought the question of would the Bengals still sign Quinton Spain, who is on a free agent visit?
According to Ian Rapoport, the Bengals are, in fact, still expected to sign Spain, who is currently going through COVID-19 protocols in Cincinnati.
While the #Bengals added OL BJ Finney this week, worth noting that’s not all: They are expected to sign former #Bills G Quinton Spain, who is going through COVID-19 protocols in Cincy now. https://t.co/fTSky0sOpJ— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2020
Both Finney and Spain have been serviceable starters, but Finney can actually play center, whereas Spain is strictly a guard, so this will give Cincinnati more depth at all three interior offensive line spots.
Still, it will be interesting to see what the Bengals do with both players moving forward. Neither will be able to play this week vs. the Titans due to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. The Bengals get a bye in Week 9 before facing the Steelers in Week 10, so the team should have enough time to get both players up to speed before traveling to Pittsburgh.
In addition, Xavier Su’a-Filo is expected to come off injured reserve soon, so the interior of Cincinnati’s offensive line is starting to get crowded.