Since the completion of the 2014 NFL Draft, many sports news outlets have slated the Cincinnati Bengals as one of the biggest winners of the draft. The organization made all of the right moves. If you take a look at what the team’s officials have done since the beginning of the offseason, it is clear there has been a plan in place, and they have remained consistent with those plans. In free agency and the draft the Bengals have not only replaced the players they lost this offseason, but also have found many players that will add elements the team lacked this past season.
After drafting the 2013 Maxwell Award Winner, AJ McCarron, Cincinnati announced Monday that they have decided to release backup quarterback Josh Johnson. Johnson revealed his skill set during the 2013 preseason, and proved to be a strong 2nd option to starting qb Andy Dalton. But there is no question McCarron can not only be a great backup, he could potentially be Dalton’s successor.
In addition to this news, the Bengals also announced they have signed a group of undrafted free agents that will have a chance to earn a spot on the final roster. Here is a list of the 10 signed players:
WR- Alex Neutz (Buffalo)
OT- Curtis Feigt (West Virginia)
OG- Dan France (Michigan State)
TE- Ryan Hewitt (Stanford)
S- Isaiah Lewis (Michigan)
WR- Colin Lockett (San Diego State)
FB- Nikita Whitlock (Wake Forest)
RB- James Wilder (Florida State)
LB- James Davidson (Texas-El Paso)
OG- Trey Hopkins (Texas)
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