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The Bengals got close to landing Kenny Golladay

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Did star wide receiver Kenny Golladay want to come to the Queen City instead of the Big Apple?

Cincinnati Bengals radio broadcaster Dave Lapham says yes.

On the latest edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast, Lapham shared his insight into the Bengals pursuit of the former Detroit Lions star that ultimately fell short after a three-day meeting with the New York Giants ended in a four-year, $72 million deal between Golladay and Big Blue.

“Golladay wanted to sign with the Bengals, that’s my understanding,” Lapham said on the bengals Booth Podcast. “And the Giants made a longer-term term commitment to him.”

This backs up a report from Sports Illustrated’s All Bengals that claims quarterback Joe Burrow made a strong pitch that resonated well with Golladay.

Regardless of what Golladay wanted, the former Pro Bowler is now a New York Giant, leaving the Bengals looking for another playmaker.

A.J. Green left the team in free agency for the Arizona Cardinals, leaving Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins to lead an otherwise inexperienced wide receiving core.

With the fifth overall pick, the Bengals will likely need to decide whether or not to add that playmaker in either LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase or Florida’s Kyle Pitts, or instead opt to get Burrow much-needed offensive line help.

Listen to the full Bengals Booth Podcast episode below as Lapham helped breakdown some of the Bengals offseason moves:

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