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The Bengals have waived LB Brandon Bell and WR Charles Holland. 

Bell played in nine games for the Bengals over the last two seasons, and recorded seven tackles on defense and seven on special teams. Holland had signed with the Bengals on Friday as a college free agent out of Tiffin.

The team also signed three college free agents — WR Ventell Bryant of Temple, LB Noah Dawkins of The Citadel, and LB Sterling Sheffield of Maine. All three are rookies and participated in this weekend’s rookie minicamp as tryout players. 

Bryant led Temple in receiving yards last season with 690 and set the school record with 2,444 yards as well. At Temple’s pro day, he recorded a 34.5” vertical and 4.56 40-yard dash at 6-3 and 209 pounds. 

Like Bryant, Dawkins is a true four-year player and led The Citadel in solo tackles (33) and sacks (4) in his final season. Dawkins is slightly undersized as a traditional linebacker (6-1 227 pounds) but has incredible speed and explosion. He blazed a 4.41 40-yard dash at his pro day along with a broad jump of 125”.

Sheffield isn’t quite the athlete Dawkins is at a similar size of 6-0 225 pounds but he brings similar production traits. He’s listed as a linebacker but he often rushed the passer at Maine, recording 8.5 sacks in 2018.

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5 minutes ago, westside bengal said:

Do we need a separate Addition by Subtraction thread too.

 

I could think of a few names for that list.

I wasn't sure if it was covered somewhere else or not, a duplication.

Just thought it might be a convenient place to keep track of the cuts as they happen.

Will gladly delete if posters think so.

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2 hours ago, High School Harry said:

I wasn't sure if it was covered somewhere else or not, a duplication.

Just thought it might be a convenient place to keep track of the cuts as they happen.

Will gladly delete if posters think so.

Yours post is great and I think was needed.  My post was a poor attempt at early morning humor.....thinking how we could be a better team by getting ready of some deadwood.  My apology.

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The Cincinnati Bengals continue to get their 2019 NFL Draft class under contract.

On Wednesday, the team announced they had signed linebacker Deshaun Davis to his rookie contract. He was the second of their three sixth-round selections (210th overall) in the draft.

Davis, who measures in at 5-11 and 234 pounds, spent five seasons (2014-18) at Auburn, including a redshirt year in 2014. He recorded 266 career tackles, including 29 for losses and seven sacks. Last season, Davis led the Tigers in tackles (116) en route to First-Team All-SEC honors.

Davis adds depth to linebacker, and he is probably going to be a special team player in 2019 so long as he makes the 53-man roster. 

Of the Bengals’ 10 draft picks, just four remain unsigned — Jonah Williams (first round; Alabama), Drew Sample (second round; Washington), Germaine Pratt (third round; North Carolina State) and Ryan Finley (fourth round; North Carolina State).

 

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A lot of people including Takeo Spikes are really high on this guy so let's hope he pans out.

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The Cincinnati Bengals continue to get their 2019 NFL Draft class under contract.

On Thursday, the team signed first-round pick Jonah Williams and second-round pick Drew Sample to their rookie contracts. 

Williams, who measures in at 6-5 and 302 pounds, started all 44 possible games in his college career and helped Alabama to appearances in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in each of his three seasons with the program, including a national title in the 2017 season. 

Last season, Williams, the 11th overall pick in this year’s draft, earned unanimous first-team All-American honors and won the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the conference’s top offensive lineman. 

Sample, who weighs in at 6-5 and 255 pounds, spent five seasons (2014-18) at Washington and caught 46 career passes for 487 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior last season, Sample, who was the 52nd overall pick, caught 25 passes for 252 yards and three scores.

Of the Bengals’ 10 draft picks, just two remain unsigned — linebacker Germaine Pratt and quarterback Ryan Finley.

 

 

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