Pre-Draft Needs: Cincinnati Bengals

With the addition of WR Antonio Bryant, the Bengals finally have a badly needed physical presence at the position.

Players Added

Antonio Bryant/WR - The talented receiver was hurt most of last season with knee problems. However, if healthy, he'll give them a badly needed physical presence in their stagnant passing game.

Matt Jones/WR - The big receiver had a pretty solid year in 2008, but hasn't played since then. If Jones makes the team, he'll give them some badly needed size for their red zone offense.

Chris Davis/WR - He hasn't played since the 2008 season and is looking at a role as the team's fifth receiver.

Dave Rayner/K - He remains as the only kicker on their 80-man roster.

Players Lost

Larry Johnson/RB - Johnson found a new home with the Washington Redskins. The team may look to replace his role in this year's draft.

Jeremi Johnson/FB - The team only has one fullback on their 80-man roster.

Laveranues Coles/WR - He turned out to be a huge disappointment last season. Coles earned $9.65 million in his only season of play with the Bengals.

Reggie Kelly/TE - The veteran blocking tight end is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon which caused him to miss all of last season.

J.P. Foschi/TE - He wound up playing in over 60 percent of the offensive snaps last season with the team.

Shayne Graham/K - Rayner appears to be taking his place.

Shaun Smith/DT - He'll provide a backup role with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Pre-Draft Team Needs

Wide Receiver - Despite adding Bryant, this team still needs to add speed at receiver.

Cornerback - The team needs to probably add some competition for their nickel and dime roles. Veteran S Chris Crocker wound up having to handle a nickel/slot role last season.

Tight End - Second-year pro Chase Coffman was inactive all last season as a rookie. It remains to be seen if the coaches believe Coffman is the answer at the position. At the very least, the team should add a tight end with more versatility.

Other Issues to Address

Defensive End

Guard Depth

Offensive Tackle Depth

Running Back Depth

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