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Bengals still expected to sign Quinton Spain following trade for B.J. Finney

The Bengals offensive line is getting some much-needed help.

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The Bengals made a big splash today when they traded Carlos Dunlap to the Seahawks for a seventh-round NFL Draft pick, as well as offensive lineman B.J. Finney.

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.

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.