Friday, August 5, 2011
Bengals sign tight end Bo Scaife
By James Walker
The Cincinnati Bengals signed tight end Bo Scaife, the team announced Friday. Scaife, a seven-year veteran, will serve as the backup to 2010 first-round pick Jermaine Gresham.
Scaife had a productive stint with the Tennessee Titans. From 2005-10, he averaged 41.9 receptions per season. Scaife caught 36 passes for 318 yards last year.
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is installing a new West Coast offense, which is big on multiple receivers and multiple tight-end sets. Pairing Scaife with Gresham gives the Bengals more options and another security blanket for rookie quarterback Andy Dalton.