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Bengals could have exciting options in return game

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By Mike Wilkening

If healthy, CB Adam Jones gives the Bengals two potential playmakers in the return game. Jones, a naturally gifted return man, suffered a pulled hamstring on a 63-yard punt return at Seattle in Week Eight — his first return of the season after missing six games with a neck injury. Dig into Jones' statistical résumé and you will see he was a prolific punt returner in his first two NFL seasons in Tennessee, scoring four touchdowns. The way we hear it, the Bengals will use Jones and Brandon Tate, who scored a 56-yard fourth-quarter punt-return TD at Seattle after Jones left the game, on punts. Tate, who has been the primary punt and kickoff returner this season, has very good speed and cutting ability, and both attributes were on his display on his touchdown, where he found a seam and exploded through toward the sideline, where he had ample room to run.

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