A.J. Green, John Ross III, and Alex Erickson have all left for other teams. As it stands, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and Auden Tate are the only ones left with legitimate starting experience at the position.
Most of the receiver market has thinned out already, but one logical option is still out there.
Josh Reynolds, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams, makes sense for multiple reasons. Reynolds was a fourth-round draft pick by the Rams in 2017, the same year Zac Taylor joined Los Angeles as an assistant receivers coach. Taylor worked personally with Reynolds during that season and oversaw his development up until he left to become the Bengals head coach in 2019.
In his four years with the Rams, Reynolds accumulated 124 receptions, 1,636 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 210 targets. Last season, Reynolds posted career-highs in receptions (55) and yards (683) despite the Rams rostering two 1,000-yard receivers in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. Los Angeles’ investment in both Kupp and Woods is why Reynolds is out on the market in the first place.
It’s a safe bet that the Bengals add a receiver before the NFL draft in late April. Do not forget about Reynolds as a likely possibility.