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Bengals cut Laveranues Coles
Posted Mar. 04 at 05:40 AM
The Bengals are officially in the market for a wide receiver. They've just released Laveranues Coles.
Cincinnati signed Coles last year, surprisingly paying him about the same amount it would have taken to keep T.J. Houshmandzadeh. But Coles struggled all year, catching little more than short passes underneath. In many games, he was outperformed by youngster Andre Caldwell, who caught game-winning touchdowns in the final minute of big wins against Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
Now, Cincinnati is in the market for another set of proven hands. Chad Ochocinco will start for them. Caldwell will either be a starter or a good No. 3. But they need another capable pass catcher. (They also had Chris Henry, recall, but he died after falling out of pickup truck in December.).
One possible target is Kevin Walter, who began his career with Cincinnati before becoming a starter with Houston. But Walter looks like he'll probably be overpaid -- a lot of teams are considering making him an offer, and Walter is very much a No. 2 or 3 guy, rather than a go-to type option.
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