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Bengals Reportedly Re-Sign Veteran Wide Receiver

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow on Sunday.

CINCINNATI, OHIO - OCTOBER 25: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals snaps the ball in the game against the Cleveland Brown during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

There is a fair amount of hype for the Cincinnati Bengals offense this coming season. Joe Burrow looked very good before the injury that ended his season last year, and the team added his favorite college target in the first round, drafting Ja'Marr Chase.

As we near Week 1, the Bengals just made a roster move to add another pass catcher. Defensive end Khalid Kareem has been added to injured reserve. To fill the spot, they've re-signed wide receiver Mike Thomas (no, not that one).

Thomas originally signed with the team ahead of the 2020 season. He played in 14 games for the team last year, catching 13 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, all career highs. He wound up playing on 21-percent of the team's offensive snaps, also a career high, and contributed on special teams.

Thomas played his first four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. For his career, he has 23 receptions for 276 yards, with the sole touchdown, which was thrown by Burrow.

Thomas was taken by the Rams as a sixth-rounder in 2016, after turning in an All-Conference USA season in 2014, his first year with the Golden Eagles.

He re-joins a talented receiving corps, which also features a productive veteran in Tyler Boyd, and one of last year's surprising breakout rookies, Tee Higgins. Chase, Auden Tate, and Stanley Morgan are also currently on the roster.

The Cincinnati Bengals open the season at home against the Minnesota Vikings. That game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 12.