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Could Sheffler Be The Answer At TE?

When Marvin Lewis said that the tight end situation would likely be improved before the draft, my mind went right where Cincinnati Enquirer writer Joe Reedy’s did.

Denver’s Tony Scheffler, disappointed with his role in Josh McDaniel’s system, has signed a one-year restricted free agent’s tender, but is very likely to be moved before the draft. Reedy reports that the asking price is a third round pick, but a fourth could do the trick.  The Bengals should be calling Denver and offering a fourth today if that’s all it would take for the four-year veteran with nearly 1,900 career receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.

In my book, he’d be worth a third rounder, as well. It is imperative that this team has an experienced tight end starting.  Sheffler isn’t a dominant blocker, but certainly can hold his own and is certainly a very good pass-catcher. Trade for Sheffler. Re-sign Reggie Kelly to see if he’ll be healthy enough to go.  Draft a day-three tight end.  Cut Daniel Coats. Then the team enters the season with Sheffler, Coffman and either Kelly or the rookie depending on Reggie’s health. Carson will be very thankful if the team does this.


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