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Andy Dalton: 'Tight ends vital for Cincinnati Bengals offense'

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton believes that tight ends Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham have played big roles on the team's offense this season.

Andy Dalton has said that the Cincinnati Bengals' tight ends have been playing a big role in the team's offense so far this season.

Two-time Pro Bowler Jermaine Gresham and 2013 first-round Draft pick Tyler Eifert both have over 20 receptions so far this season.

The quarterback told reporters: "Having two tight ends is big, because you can do different stuff in different personnel packages. That's the biggest thing we've been able to do, doing things in different personnel groups where we get those guys matched up.

"They've definitely helped the passing game. Last week they both make big catches that help us win the game. We're going to continue to rely on those guys. These guys are doing so much and they're just bigger guys, bigger receivers.

"But they can also block well. That's one of the things you can see out of both. I think Jermaine is probably one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL, and Tyler's done a great job since he's been here. Both guys are well-rounded guys. They're not just pass-catching tight ends."

The Bengals host the New York Jets this Sunday.

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Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013
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