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.