The Cincinnati Bengals have a new tight end, and it’s a former teammate of Joe Burrow.
On Monday, the Bengals claimed Thaddeus Moss off of waivers from the Washington Football Team.
Former Washington TE Thaddeus Moss, the son of Randy, has been claimed by the #Bengals, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 12, 2021
A second-year player in 2021, Moss was a key piece of the LSU Tigers’ national-title-winning team that featured Burrow in his Heisman-winning campaign. That season saw Moss haul in 47 passes for 570 yards and four touchdowns, three of which came in LSU’s College Football Playoff wins over Oklahoma (one) and Clemson (two). He began his career at NC State before ultimately transferring to Baton Rouge.
However, Moss ended up going undrafted and eventually signed with Washington, where he spent his rookie season on injured reserve due to a foot injury that required surgery. He battled injuries throughout his college career, so it’s still unclear if he’ll be able to hold up in the pros.
Still, this is a nice low-risk move that could see Moss crack the final roster as the final tight end if he stays healthy. He’s already going to have chemistry with Burrow, and as the roster stands, won’t have a lot of competition for one of the final tight end/h-back spots.
If the Bengals don’t spend a high pick on a tight end in the upcoming NFL Draft, then C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample are the only real options the team currently has, and Uzomah is coming off an Achilles injury that could limit him in training camp and perhaps the early portion of the regular-season schedule.
Now, check out some highlights of the newest Bengals tight end and son of NFL great Randy Moss in action.
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