Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis unveiled his first depth chart of the season Monday with Brandon Tate running first opposite
Lewis released the depth chart with the Bengals opening their preseason schedule Friday in a 7:30 p.m. Paul Brown Stadium game against the Jets (11:35 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12).
Tate, another former Patriot, caught 24 balls for an 18-yard average in 2010 while in New England but has yet to make a catch as a Bengal since Cincinnati picked him up on waivers five days before last year's season opener.
But from Lewis to offensive coordinator Jay Gruden to quarterback
“You can see they can all make plays. Tate made a couple good plays, Binns had another good day, they’re all good," said Gruden, who knew that tight end
Dalton said Sunday's highlight was how well the bevvy of different receivers played.
"Everybody was making big plays. You see the catches that Armon made and then you see Brandon Tate get the touchdown pass," Dalton said. "We’ve got receivers flying all over the field. I trust all of those guys, so it doesn’t matter who’s out there."
And Lewis reiterated after Sunday's game what he's been saying since training camp started.
"The group is a lot better than we were a year ago and that’s what we’ve got to be," Lewis said. "Everybody keeps saying ‘Who’s second?’ Well (Nos.) two, three, four, five and six are better than they were a year ago. That’s the most important thing. And One is probably better than he was a year ago. The group overall is improved."
"One" of course is Green, and he's backed up by fellow second-year man
Other depth chart notes:
Dunlap has moved ahead of Geathers at left end as Geathers recovers from Friday's knee scope. Mays is backed up by