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Kenny Golladay has offer from Bengals

This would be a game-changer.

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The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t made a big splash on offense yet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying.

According to ESPN reporter Dianna Russini, the Bengals have made a contract offer to free agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay. However, the New York Giants are also in pursuit and will likely host Golladay for a free agent visit.

Golladay, a fifth-year player in 2021, is coming off an injury-plagued 2020 season that saw him catch just 20 balls for 338 yards and two scores in five games.

However, Golladay was on a tear the previous two years as he racked up 135 catches for 2,253 yards and 16 touchdowns across 31 games from 2018-19. He’s spent his entire career with the Detroit Lions after being a third-round pick out of Northern Illinois in the 2017 NFL Draft.

This would help explain why the Bengals have yet to sign any offensive linemen, as Golladay is commanding a contract that will pay him well over $10 million annually, as he’s easily the best wide receiver to hit the open market this year.

There’s no two ways about it. This would be a monster signing for the Bengals that changes the outlook for this team in 2021 and beyond. A group of Golladay, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd would easily be one of the receiving trios in the entire NFL, especially catching passes from a healthy Joe Burrow.

Get. It. Done...please and thank you.

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