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Bengals sign Darqueze Dennard


The Bengals have completed their draft pick signings by getting their first-round selection under contract.

The club has signed cornerback Darqueze Dennard, the No. 24 overall pick, to a four-year deal, the team said on its website on Thursday.

At the least, Dennard seems a viable candidate to have a role in “sub” packages for Cincinnati early in his pro career.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Michigan State product garnered the Jim Thorpe Award as college football’s top defensive back in 2013 and recorded 167 tackles and 10 interceptions in his Spartans career. He joins a Cincinnati secondary with two key cornerbacks (Adam Jones, Terence Newman) who are 30 or older. Moreover, Leon Hall (30 in December) comes off an Achilles injury.

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9 Responses to “Bengals sign Darqueze Dennard”
  1. bengalbowl says: Jun 12, 2014 4:17 PM

    That is the whole draft class. I guess signing players is just another thing we beat the Steelers at now.

  2. jafo1265 says: Jun 12, 2014 4:19 PM

    At least he won’t have to try to cover Jared Abbrederis every year…

  3. sellout1983 says: Jun 12, 2014 4:45 PM

    This kid is going to be good.

  4. vottorific says: Jun 12, 2014 4:56 PM

    He sure was a thorn in the Buckeyes side.

  5. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 12, 2014 6:30 PM

    That is the whole draft class. I guess signing players is just another thing we beat the Steelers at now.

    When you win a couple of Lombardis you can talk trash. You may have a couple of t-shirts so spend some time polishing…oh you don’t polish t-shirts just trophies…sorry . Sometime skippy you will need polish but don’t buy any yet”

  6. bengalsbilly says: Jun 12, 2014 7:20 PM

    Steelers fan’s theme song – Jethro Tull’s Living in the Past.

  7. shoesfinest says: Jun 12, 2014 11:13 PM

    Do the Steelers even have enough cap space to sign their draft picks lol

  8. realmenwearstripes says: Jun 13, 2014 12:48 AM

    Is he injured yet?

  9. bonniebengal says: Jun 13, 2014 5:18 PM

    Welcome to Dennard! Now make the Steelers sorry they passed you by.

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