Jake Fisher will begin the offseason as the Bengals' right tackle.
Fisher flopped in part-time duty at right tackle last season, but is getting another shot with Andrew Whitworth departed to the Rams. Cedric Ogbuehi is getting the first crack at blindside duties. Looming behind both is Andre Smith, whom the Bengals are stashing at guard for the time being.
Cedric Ogbuehi is penciled in at left tackle for the Bengals.
The 2015 first-rounder has a been a colossal bust to this point in his career, but both coach Marvin Lewis and director of player personnel Duke Tobin insist they remain bullish on Ogbuehi's potential. RT Jake Fisher and G/T Andre Smith will be options on the blindside should Ogbuehi fail to replace Andrew Whitworth.
The Bengals will use recently re-signed OT Andre Smith at guard.
The Bengals want to let Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher sink or swim at tackle. Smith hasn't played a single snap at guard in his eight-year career, but the Bengals have only 2016 fifth-rounder Christian Westerman at right guard. Smith received a $1.55 million signing bonus, so the Bengals are clearly serious about the experiment. Smith also provides valuable insurance at tackle.
The Colts' official website believes the "arrow is pointing up" on fourth-year TE Erik Swoope.
In-house reporter Kevin Bowen believes new GM Chris Ballard "really likes" Swoope, who is currently No. 2 on the depth chart behind Jack Doyle. A 6-foot-5 former basketball player, Swoope made big plays in 2016, averaging an eye-popping 19.8 yards on his 15 receptions. He could be a preferred red zone threat in 2017.
Free agent ILB Rey Maualuga will visit the Chiefs on Thursday.
Maualuga was cut by the Bengals on Saturday. Kansas City will be his first-known visit. Now on the wrong side of 30, Maualuga would be a run stopper for a team with little depth behind rehabbing Derrick Johnson (Achilles').
Eagles signed CB Patrick Robinson, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year, $1 million contract.
The former Saints first-rounder was released by Indianapolis earlier this month. Robinson was limited to seven games by injury last season, but started six of them. Going on 30, Robinson has probably lost a step, but was effective for the Chargers in 2015. He could man the outside in nickel packages, and is capable of playing the slot himself.