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Bengals sign tight end Bo Scaife

8/5/2011

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.