The Cincinnati Bengals received some not-so-great news on Monday.

Two of the Bengals’ key off-season additions — offensive linemen Alex Cappa and La’el Collins — won’t be on the field for the start of training camp.

Cappa is on the PUP list while Collins is on the non-football injury list.

Collins is dealing with a back issue that occurred away from the Bengals.

The good news is that both players are expected to be ready to go for the start of the season. In fact, it was suggested on Tuesday morning by Mike Garafolo that Collins could play right now if this were the regular season.

The injuries to Cappa and Collins highlight the Bengals’ need for some added depth.

Cincinnati did a great job this offseason of upgrading their offensive line. But if a couple of players get hurt, the Bengals could be right back in the same situation as last year — a great offense with a not-great offensive line.

I suggested last week that nine-time Pro-Bowler Jason Peters could be a good fit for Cincinnati. I still think he would be, but there’s another free agent option that would be even better.

The Bengals should make a run at former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. The two-time Pro-Bowl offensive tackle has had a solid career. The only reason he’s a free agent right now is because he had a bit of a down year in 2021 with the Indianapolis Colts while he was returning from a torn Achilles.

At 31 years old, Fisher should have plenty left in the tank. He would provide the Bengals with valuable depth while providing insurance against injuries. If one of Cincinnati’s tackles goes down during the season, Fisher would be able to step in and the offensive line likely wouldn’t miss a beat.

This is the type of under-the-radar signing that goes unnoticed by most, but it could pay major dividends.

Cincy has a really good shot at winning a Super Bowl this season. Signing Fisher would help ensure that their Super Bowl opportunity isn’t wasted because of an injury or two along the offensive line.

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