Bengals notebook: TE Thaddeus Moss claimed by team, RB Giovani Bernard signing with Buccaneers
Tight end Thaddeus Moss is reuniting with a former LSU Tigers teammate.
The Cincinnati Bengals claimed Moss off waivers on Monday, a source told The Enquirer. NFL Network was the first to report the news. It was later announced by the Bengals.
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Moss and Joe Burrow were teammates together at LSU during the Tigers' national championship run in 2019. The 6-foot-3 tight end tallied 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns during LSU's national title winning season.
The LSU product was an undrafted free agent pickup by the Washington Football Team in 2020. He spent his entire rookie year on Washington's injured reserve list. He never took the field for Washington.
In Cincinnati, Moss has a chance to reinvigorate his NFL career and join a quarterback who he has a rapport with. The Bengals are a good spot for Moss because the team wants to get more production out of the tight end position. Cincinnati hasn't had a tight end finish a season with more than 43 catches since 2015.
Moss is the son of NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss.
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Giovani Bernard to Tampa: The former Bengals running back is signing a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per NFL Network.
Bernard was released by the Bengals on April 7 after eight seasons in Cincinnati. The running back recorded 3,697 rushing yards, 22 rushing touchdowns, 342 catches and 2,867 receiving yards and 11 touchdown receptions during his eight years in Cincinnati. He has the most catches by a running back in Bengals history.
The 5-foot-9 running back gives Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions a nice pass catching threat coming out of the backfield.