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There are still no indications the Bengals are going to sign wide receiver Peter Warrick after his workout last week.

In fact the Bengals are still looking. An NFC media source said Monday that among the players the Bengals worked out Monday were veteran wide receivers Kevin Johnson and Darius Watts.

Johnson, 30, an eight-year man out of Syracuse, finished last season in Detroit and caught just 17 balls in six games. During his first four seasons in Cleveland, where he was the first pick in the second round by the 1999 expansion Browns, Johnson caught at least 57 balls and had 669 yards. His high water mark came in 2001, when he caught a career 84 passes for his only 1,000-yard season and nine touchdowns. But at 5-11, 195 pounds, he’s not much bigger than Warrick.

The 6-2, 188-pound Watts is closer to the mold of the big receiver the Bengals prefer. A second-round pick of the Broncos in 2004, Watts caught 31 balls for 385 yards and a touchdown as a rookie before catching just two balls last season in six games and getting cut loose by the Broncos in a surprise move on Cutdown Day this season.

It seems to me that both Watts and Johnson are the fast/quick not so versatile Antonio Chatman type WR's. Our healthy WR's are Chad, T.J. and Henry. Two of those guys are excellent deep threats. Meanwhile, Tab Perry and Kelly Washington are both injured, and were our other good possession WR's opposite Housh.

What are we looking for here? Is this in expectation of another Henry suspension, realizing that we need another deep threat if he is gone? Because as long as he's here... these guys shouldn't see the field.

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Watts would probably have more of an ability to stick on the team after this year. Without Kelly Washington next year, and depending on the future of some of our injured guys, he might be a decent back-up/

He's young, and is still probably learning the NFL WR position. Not sure if he's just a bust, or if the Broncos lost patience... but that's probably what the Bengals are trying to find out.

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I think they're looking for bigger possession type wideouts due to the severity of K-Dub's injury. When he was dinged there was no talk whatsoever about him being week to week or likely to return quickly. Instead, from the word go they predicted he'd be out for an extended period of time.

And please, no P-Dub. This isn't a high school reunion.

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