Bengals Worked Out 4 TEs Including Larry Donnell, Jace Amaro, & Gavin Escobar

Adam Caplan reports that the Bengals brought in free agent tight ends Jace Amaro, Gavin Escobar, John Phillips, and Larry Donnell for workouts on Monday.

The Bengals have placed TE Tyler Eifert on injured reserve, so they’re clearly looking to bolster their depth at the tight end position.

Donnell, 28, wound up signing on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Grambling State back in 2012. The Giants elected to bring Donnell back on a one-year, $1,671,000 restricted tender last year.

The Ravens signed Donnell to a contract this past July only to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Donnell appeared in 14 games for the Giants and caught 15 passes for 92 yards receiving and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 227 total snaps last year to go along with a below-average rating.

Escobar, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year. $885,000 contract that included $80,000 guaranteed with the Chiefs this offseason.

Unfortunately, Kansas City elected to Escobar loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Escobar appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught four passes for 30 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Amaro, 25, is a former second-round pick by the Jets of the 2014 NFL Draft. He lasted just two years in New York before he was waived at the start of last season and later claimed off of waivers by the Titans.

Amaro was entering the third year of his four-year, $4.29 million rookie contract that included $2.45 million guaranteed and was set to earn a base salary of $1,005,408 for the 2017 season but he was waived by the Titans as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Amaro appeared in three games and caught three passes for 59 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Titans.

We have some of these players featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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