Dec 26, 2011; Shreveport, LA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Jheranie Boyd (87) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the game against the Missouri Tigers in the Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium. Missouri won 41-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals Sign former North Carolina Tar Heels Receiver Jheranie Boyd




According to ARN Sports Agency, the Cincinnati Bengals are signing one of their clients in wide receiver Jheranie Boyd:


ARN Client WR Jheranie Boyd is signing with the Bengals today

— ARN Sports (@arnsports) August 1, 2013

Boyd was an undrafted free agent coming out of North Carolina this past year. His career at UNC saw him record 44 receptions for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns in four seasons. Boyd was off of most team’s draft radar after suffering leg injuries during his senior campaign.

After going undrafted, Boyd signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and earned a spot on the roster as an invite during the team’s rookie minicamp in May. He was later waived in May, and will try to kick start his NFL career now with the Bengals, who appear to be adding another body at WR with A.J. Green set to miss a at least a portion of the preseason with a knee bruise.



Here is brief except of his UNC Athletics Profile:

Speedy receiver with a penchant for scoring touchdowns • A deep threat who continues to work on his consistency.

2012 – Senior Season
Caught one pass for seven yards in the loss at Wake Forest • Scored his 13th career touchdown in the season opener against Elon, a 35-yard reception.

2011 – Junior Season
Finished with 14 catches for 292 yards and five scores • Averaged a team-high 20.9 yards per reception • Also a frequent running option on end around plays, carrying seven times for 56 yards • Had three receptions for 95 yards in the Independence Bowl vs. Missouri, including a 44-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter • Caught two passes for 24 yards in the win over Wake Forest • Had his most productive game of the season at Clemson, finishing with three receptions for 95 yards and two scores • Had a 33-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and a 58-yard scoring catch in the second quarter


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