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The upcoming return of DJ Reeder to the Cincinnati Bengals has largely influenced the return of defensive back and kick returner Brandon Wilson.

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By Hina 11.15.2022

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To an extent, it certainly is, given that Reeder is a top-five player at his position.

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But don't sleep on Wilson either. When healthy, he has consistently been one of the league's most dangerous players on special teams.

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And it might not sound like much, but Darrin Simmons isn't happy with the special teams so far this year.

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Also, on a smaller scale, Wilson could return as the primary returner and potentially free up explosive running back Chris Evans.

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Perhaps that means the base sees Evans more on offense -- something the coaches have tried to explain.

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Even if it isn't, Wilson is quality base-defense depth as well. They don't see a lot of snaps out there but there have been injuries to Chidob Auzie, Trey Flowers and others

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Wilson is not expected to play in Week 11 against the Steelers as he returns from a knee injury. And while he's never been in the limelight,

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He has the ability to consistently swing field position, which he points to as a big talking point.

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