Bengals do deal with rookie fifth-rounder Prater

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The Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday that they have signed fifth-round pick Shaun Prater to a four-year contract.

Prater, the 156th overall pick in last month’s draft, started 35 games at cornerback for the Hawkeyes. Prater amassed seven career interceptions and forced four fumbles as a senior.

An undersized off-zone corner at Iowa, Prater projects as a potential slot cornerback with special teams value in Cincinnati. He’ll compete for a roster spot in training camp.