Count me as surprised.
I wasn’t expecting the Bengals to take a look at the left guard position or Robert Gallery , but according to reports they are doing just that. Gallery, who just turned 31, is rated as the 11th best guard in the NFL according to ESPN’s ScoutsInc. While he may not be considered elite, he would provide an instant upgrade at the position and would give the team a healthy amount of depth on the offensive line. Paired next to Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati should have a stable left side, if nothing else. Plus, it would give rookie Clint Boling some time to adjust to the pro game instead of being forced to start immediately.
I’m not sure if the Bengals will offer enough money to sign Gallery, but after being in Oakland for the first part of his career, Cincinnati might not seem that bad.
Signing him would also give the team some positive publicity after getting gut-punched by the Carson Palmer saga.
Get it done.
Click the image to see Gallery’s ESPN Profile