The Bengals continue to get their new players to apply their John Hancocks to the bottom of their rookie contracts.
The latest is fourth-round tight end Orson Charles.
Charles, the fifth of 10 draft picks signed by the Bengals, slid all the way to pick 116 despite a lack of high-end talent at the NFL’s new “it” position on offense. A March DUI arrest may have fueled the drop.
In Cincinnati, the combination of Charles and Jermaine Gresham could give the Bengals a New England-style one-two tight-end punch.