Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) makes a reception during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals activate Andrew Hawkins from the injured reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals are currently sitting pretty in first place in the AFC North but have lost a couple key defensive backs within the last couple weeks.

But the great news? Cincinnati’s offense is about to get a lot better than it is right now. Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins who hasn’t played all season due to an ankle injury has been activated from the injured reserve and will be back in the lineup for the Bengals.

Hawkins playing time was limited last season but he still managed to bring in 51 catches for over 530 yards and four touchdowns. This year he’ll more than likely fill in at the slot and give Dalton another speedy target besides A.J. Green. If you guys need an extra wide receiver to fill in at the FLEX spot, I would seriously consider picking up Hawkins.

This team is only going to get better and maybe Hawkins is the extra boost this team needs. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. The Cincinnati Bengals are a team to look out for in the AFC.

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