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Bengals start signing draft picks

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It’s a sign of the times that waiting a little more than a week to start signing draft picks qualifies as waiting at all, but the wait is over for some signings in Cincinnati all the same.

The Bengals announced the first two signings from their eight-man draft class. Sixth-round linebacker Marquis Flowers and seventh-round wide receiver James Wright have agreed to four-year deals with the team.

Flowers racked up a lot of tackles as a member Arizona’s defense, but didn’t offer much as a pass rusher. He did well during his pro day workouts, though, and could earn his keep as a special teamer as a rookie while working toward eventual playing time at linebacker.

Wright is listed as a wide receiver, but it’s been a while since he’s actually caught a pass during a game. LSU went with Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and others last season while Wright played almost exclusively as a special teamer and hasn’t caught a pass since 2012. Wright was a very good special teams player and will need to really stand out on those units to wind up making the team.

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4 Responses to “Bengals start signing draft picks”
  1. ridnaway says: May 22, 2014 7:34 AM

    Even if Mike Brown was $30 million under the cap he would consider it being “dangerously close.”

  2. DitkasHair says: May 22, 2014 8:06 AM

    Is there a benefit to being the last team to sign all of their picks? Or do they need to wait for the players to get bailed out of jail?

  3. thegenoatkinsdiet says: May 22, 2014 12:43 PM

    A Bengals criminal joke. How 2006…

  4. sellout1983 says: May 22, 2014 12:48 PM

    Dude is probably still telling Lewinski jokes too. It’s okay to let go and move on with your life.

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