Utecht the singer?

Zane DanielsCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 02: Ben Utecht #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals is brought down by Brian Williams #29 Jacksonville Jaguars after making a reception at Paul Brown Stadium November 2, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

There is an interesting article on the Columbus Dispatch website about the musical career of Bengals Tight End Ben Utecht. Check it out here.

Hopefully Utecht's musical efforts carry over into a productive, healthy season for the Bengals next season. After all, Bronson Arroyo's musical career spawned the hugely entertaining JTM commercials of last baseball season. Thank me later for putting the "They're together again!" line in your head.

Utecht only had 16 receptions for 123 yards in his first year with the Bengals as he suffered through numerous nagging injuries. Clearly he will have to toughen up if he is going to last against the AFC heavy-hitters like Ray Lewis and James Harrison.

Many are ready to toss Utecht into the laughable pile of sub-par free agent signings by Mike Brown, but I believe another season should be completed before we pass judgment on the Utecht acquisition. However, Utecht needs to prove he can be a reliable option for number nine after the loss of third down hero TJ Houshmandzadeh.

They're together again!