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What every Bengals UDFA has to do to make the roster

There is always one late-round pick or undrafted free agent that fans love to root for during Bengals training camp.

Following the 2021 NFL draft, the Bengals added six college free agents to their roster. That means five players will try to make their NFL dreams come true while bypassing the draft.

The model for UDFAs would be Alex Erickson. He went undrafted in 2016 and ended up playing five seasons in Cincinnati. The Bengals’ didn’t bring him back for a sixth, so the search is on for the next Erickson.

Roster spots for UDFAs are never guaranteed, but inn any given year, there might be one or two spots up for grabs.