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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was the most sacked QB in the 2021 season and it looks like the team using free agency to begin addressing concerns and improve the blocking in front of the quarterback.
The Bengals agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and free-agent guard Alex Cappa on a four-year, $40 million contract, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported.
Cappa allowed five sacks on 764 pass-blocking snaps in 2021 — the most pass.-blocking snaps among guards last season — per Pro Football Focus. The 27-year-old was a third-round pick out of Humboldt State and saw his best season yet in 2021.
Cincinnati also signed New England Patriots offensive lineman Ted Karras to a three-year, $18 million deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
The soon-to-be 29-year-old Karras has started 44 games over the past three seasons for the Patriots and Miami Dolphins.
While it seems like Tampa Bay may have some voids to fill, Cincinnati is off to a great start.
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