The Cincinnati Bengals are taking a flier on a weapon their quarterback Joe Burrow knows about. On Monday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network revealed that the Bengals have asserted previous Washington Football Team tight end Thaddeus Moss – the son of Hall of Fame wideout Randy Moss. Thaddeus was recently released by Washington, and played his college ball with Burrow at LSU, where he helped the Tigers win a national championship in 2020.
Moss caught 47 passes for 570 yards and four touchdowns in 12 regular-season games during his last season at LSU. He additionally stepped up during the College Football Playoff, as he recorded nine catches for 135 yards and three touchdowns in postseason prevails upon Oklahoma and Clemson. In any case, his draft stock fell because of a Jones crack in his right foot that was found during the join, and he ended up going undrafted.
While Moss went undrafted, there were different teams that were interested in acquiring him as a free agent. The Bengals were one of those teams alongside the New England Patriots, however he picked Washington since it was the first team to call him. Cincinnati presently has Drew Sample and C.J. Uzomah as its top two tight closures, yet neither had staggering seasons in 2020 when it came to getting the ball. In 16 games played, Sample got just 40 passes for 349 yards and one touchdown while Uzomah missed 14 games because of injury.
A spot on the Bengals roster for Moss isn’t ensured, however his rapport with Burrow will help his odds come training camp.