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Bengals And Ravens Both Interested In Tight End Rob Housler

The Cincinnati Bengals are still kicking tires on some of the available free agents and are in competition for the services of one player with a division rival.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are still attempting to find ways to round out their roster before the NFL Draft. One glaring need still on the team's radar is the tight end position, and per multiple reports, it sounds like Cincinnati is making a push to aid that corps. Said reports have the Bengals interested in former Arizona Cardinals tight end, Rob Housler.

Jermaine Gresham has yet to be signed as a free agent, Tyler Eifert is coming off of arm surgery and behind him is a bunch of question marks. Even if Cincinnati manages to snag Housler, they could conceivably look for a tight end in the draft too.

The Baltimore Ravens also have a need at tight end with the uncertainty surrounding the future of Dennis Pitta, following two hip surgeries. They've also shed themselves of Ed Dickson and Owen Daniels over the past couple of seasons, so it's likely that they are making a strong push for the veteran tight end.

Housler is entering his fifth season out of Florida Atlantic and spent the previous four in Arizona. Over that span, Housler has 105 catches for 1,133 yards and one touchdown. At 6'5" and 240 pounds, he could be a good red zone target for either Baltimore or Cincinnati, with both teams employing a bit more of a tight end-friendly system than the Cardinals.