Bengals add two more draft picks


The process of signing draft picks well in advance of Memorial Day continues, with the Bengals signing a pair of them.

The team has announced that fourth-round linebacker Sean Porter (pictured) and sixth-round running back Rex Burkhead have agreed to terms.

The team now have five of its 10 draft picks under contract.  Previously signed were sixth-round receiver Cobi Hamilton, seventh-round tackle Reid Fragel, and seventh-round center T.J. Johnson.

The Bengals also announced that defensive tackle Terrence Stephens won a job via a weekend tryout at rookie minicamp.  That addition resulted in an early visit from the Turk to undrafted rookie defensive tackle Travis Chappelear.

3 responses to “Bengals add two more draft picks

  1. Not taking anything from Sean Porter, but I think Rex Burkhead deserves to have his picture in the caption here.

    Remember the 7 year old boy with cancer who had the long TD run in Nebraska’s spring game? Well, that would not have happened if it weren’t for Burkhead. He’s got a good heart and I believe he will be a good 3rd down back for the Bengals (replacing Brian Leonard in that role).

    I know it’s a small thing, but Burkhead’s story just seemed worth mentioning.

    Good luck to both.

  2. @blacknole

    Not to take anything away from that, but have you seen him actually play? He slipped in the draft due to some injury issues this season, but could have easily been a 3rd round pick (well, maybe not with the recent drop of Backs). He’s got great hands, is an excellent blocker, and runs with purpose. And to bolster your point, the guys a leader. I would have loved to see the Bills grab him and ship out FJ, similar skill set at minimal cost and a lot younger. Great grab by the Bengals, and I will be following this kids career.

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