Bengals’ Zac Taylor comments on Ezekiel Elliott free agency rumors
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor himself has now weighed in on the Ezekiel Elliott rumors.
The same day a report suggested the Bengals were one of Elliott’s final three choices of landing spots, Taylor had a quick-hitting answer when asked about the buzz.
“There’s a lot of great players that are available right now,” Taylor said, via WCPO’s Mike Dyer. “We like our team as where it’s at right now. But it’s always funny when things get thrown around. Sometimes, it’s the first you hear of it. But that’s just the way life works.”
That’s a coach-speak way of saying…well, it’s hard to say. Taylor and Co. probably don’t like that there are no tight ends on the depth chart, right tackle is a mess of rehabbing injuries and trade requests and the running back room is one big question mark after losing Samaje Perine.
Not that Taylor would say those things openly, of course. Elliott might be a smart on-paper fit for the Bengals at the right price in the Perine role, but Thursday’s report hardly means the team has an offer out to Elliott’s camp or has been in touch at all.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor addressed the ESPN report that said former Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is considering Cincinnati as one of three finalists. Taylor was the keynote speaker tonight for St. Xavier's 39th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/i0ltmRSm3t
— Mike Dyer (@MikeDyer) March 24, 2023
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