The 2016 NFL Draft is complete and the Cincinnati Bengals are already hard at working trying to land a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, although the moves won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The UDFAs all went undrafted for reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. Sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
These signings are all just reports at the moment, as the Bengals haven't officially announced the moves. We have every player the Bengals have reportedly signed below.
Ryan Brown, DL, Mississippi State
Tre Carson, RB, Texas A&M
Alex Cooper, OL, Houston
David Dean, DT, Virginia
Aaron Epps, OT, Louisville
Alex Erickson, WR, Wisconsin
Antwane Grant, WR, WKU
Darien Harris, LB, Michigan State
Matt Johnson, QB, Bowling Green
Antonio Longino, LB, Arizona State
Dy'Shawn Mobley, RB, EKU
Alex Redmond, OG, UCLA
Alonzo Russell, WR, Toledo
John Weidnaar, OL, Montana State
Frankie Williams, CB, Purdue
The Bengals went heavy on FBS players, something not every team does after the draft. As a result, there might be some name recognition here.
Carson is a tough runner, but lacks the speed to really make it as a feature back. Special teams is his chance to make the roster. Johnson put up video game numbers, but isn't a great fit for the NFL. However, he makes plays and could find his way onto the practice squad. Russell has great size and potential, but never made the most of it at Toledo. Still, he could find his way onto the roster.
Harris and Hillary were both solid at Big Ten programs. However, they are undersized and need to bulk up. Both could make the roster as special teams players.
UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel was originally listed on this, but he's actually getting a minicamp tryout only. So, we've pulled him off the actually list.Back to the Cincinnati Bengals Newsfeed