The Bengals signed 4th-rounder Orson Charles, undrafted free agent UCLA S Tony Dye, 5th-round S George Iloka, 5th-round CB Shaun Prater, and 2nd-round DT Devon Still, meaning the Bengals have signed 4 of their 10 draft picks by the end of the first minicamp practice. Dye was on a tryout basis, but the team was impressed with him enough to sign him.
Before opening minincamp toady, the Bengals Cut 4 College Free Agents who failed physicals.
After being the 6th-round draft pick of the Panthers in 2010 and never playing a down, former Cincinnati QB Tony Pike is looking to rebound from two elbow surgeries and win a spot on the Bengals training camp roster. He’s currently on a tryout basis.
Arizona State MLB Vontaze Burfict reiterated his desire to shed his troubled image that caused him to go undrafted, and was even quoted in saying: “I have a big chip on my shoulder”.
Marvin Lewis had some strong words regarding Burfict and what he has to do to become an NFL player and escape his troubled past at Arizona State:
You weren’t in shape your last season at Arizona State. Get rid of the selfishness in your play. Learn how to bend you knees. Let us coach you and let’s see if you are what people thought you could have been.