CINCINNATI - Besides drafting two rookies who have yet to crack the regular rotation, the Bengals kept their offseason search for a receiver to complement A.J. Green in-house.
Sunday's results indicate they didn't find one. They found two or three.
A depleted Browns secondary allowed Green to catch 7 passes for 58 yards Sunday, but the daggers came from the other guys. Andrew Hawkins' second big game of the season included his first NFL touchdown, and Brandon Tate caught three passes for 71 yards and a 44-yard touchdown in a 34-37 Bengals win.
Armon Binns also had five catches for 66 yards, and tight end Jermaine Gresham didn't have a huge day but did have an acrobatic third-down catch along the sideline to set up what was essentially the game-sealing field goal by Mike Nugent with 2:09 to go.
It will get tougher going forward -- the Browns were without suspended cornerback Joe Haden and kept veteran cornerback Sheldon Brown on the sideline -- but the Bengals turned a game th...