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Bengals announce nine rookie free agent signings

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The Bengals became the latest team to announce a group of undrafted free agent signings when they added nine players to their offseason roster on Tuesday.

One player on the list is linebacker Jayson DiManche, who played at Southern Illinois and told Kevin Maloney of the Times of Trenton that he got interest from both the Jaguars and Bengals after the draft ended. DiManche said the Bengals offered “way more” than the Jaguars, which landed him in Cincinnati a year after they hit on linebacker Vontaze Burfict as an undrafted free agent.

The rest of the players joining the Bengals are: Indiana defensive tackle Larry Black; Stanford cornerback Terrence Brown; Northwest Missouri State defensive tackle Travis Chappelear; Eastern Kentucky wide receiver Tyrone Goard; Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree (pictured); Minnesota cornerback Troy Stoudermire; Auburn guard John Sullen and Virginia Tech linebacker Bruce Taylor.

Cincinnati holds its rookie minicamp next week. Linebacker Brandon Joiner, who signed with the team as an undrafted free agent last year before going to jail on robbery charges dating from 2007. The team held onto his rights and reinstated him to the roster after his release earlier this year.

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  1. mobuccsfan says: Apr 30, 2013 4:11 PM

    Alright. Go Northwest Missouri State! Don’t know anything about the school or the player–but wish the young man best of luck. Think this is the first time I’ve seen so many players getting shots either in draft or undrafted free agent signings from Missouri’s smaller schools. Or just the first time I really paid attention, either way, very cool.

  2. mrpresident2 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:14 PM

    I’m no Bengals fan, but ya gotta like the Roundtree pick up. Whenever I’ve watched Michigan play it seemed like he was always making plays.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 30, 2013 4:29 PM

    Troy Stoudemire isn’t a great cornerback but he is the NCAA all-time leader in kickoff return yardage.

  4. jonrox says: Apr 30, 2013 4:46 PM

    “Linebacker Brandon Joiner, who signed with the team as an undrafted free agent last year before going to jail on robbery charges in 2007.”

    Did you forget the rest of this sentence (fragment)?

  5. t8ertot says: Apr 30, 2013 5:10 PM

    Bengals offered “way more” than another team? Way to go Mike Brown.

  6. 303bengalguy says: Apr 30, 2013 6:12 PM

    They’re also supposedly inking Ontario McCalebb according to their site… fastest 40 guy at the combine this year, but a little on the smallish side…

    And the top punter in the NCAA’s. But he’s just a punter so he doesn’t count. LOL. (Good luck to the kid, I’m just playin – Quinn Sharp)

  7. surigaostraits says: Apr 30, 2013 10:36 PM

    didn’t Burfict try out for the Ravens first ,then got cut and then signed with the Bengals ?

  8. beelicker says: Apr 30, 2013 11:48 PM

    >>> didn’t Burfict try out for the Ravens first ,then got cut and then signed with the Bengals ? <<<

    Ummm … no. He actually picked up the phone & sought out Marvin Lewis & the Bengals signed him as an undrafted CFA just like it says here …

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-04-29/bengals-sign-mercurial-linebacker-vontaze-burfict

  9. natijim235 says: May 1, 2013 7:48 AM

    like the roundtree kid- he’s a local guy went to high school in cincy

  10. cincyfan0890 says: May 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    Just announced LB Jordan Campbell, CB Onterio McCalebb (switching him to CB from RB), and K Quinn Sharp

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