Was on Bengals practice squad for season’s last five games, plus Wild Card playoff ... Entered NFL in 2012 as college free agent with Oakland ... Spent four years at Arizona State, playing in 40 games, with 28 starts for the Sun Devils.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Oakland as college free agent on 5-2-12 ... Waived on 8-31-12 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 11-27-12 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-7-13.
2012 RECAP: Played in all four preseason games for Raiders, before being waived on Aug. 31 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on Nov. 27.
COLLEGE: Played TE his first two seasons at Arizona State and had five catches for 40 yards and one TD ... Scored TD vs. Stanford as freshman ... Made transition to T prior to junior season ... Started 13 games at T as senior—four at LT and nine at RT—earning honorable mention All Pac-12.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Reno, Nev. ... Attended Reno High School, where he was ranked as state’s top TE by Rivals.com ... Also lettered in track and field in high school ... Criminal justice major at Arizona State.
The backup derby for Andy Dalton officially began this week in the first week of OTAs and since we're talking about a No. 2 quarterback, the numbers don't necessarily compute.
The Bengals have signed defensive end Margus Hunt of Southern Methodist, one of their two second-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft.
James Harrison made his Bengals debut Tuesday with a chip on his shoulder that is supposedly as big as Pittsburgh. Yet his new quarterback may have an even bigger chip after an offseason of taking the heat of back-to-back Wild Card losses.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton made sure Tuesday on the first rep of the wide receivers vs. the cornerbacks in the first voluntary practice of the spring that he set the tone.
The Bengals get to move the pieces on that $40 million chessboard folded out by Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis in the offseason for the first time Tuesday when they hold the first of nine voluntary practices at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss heightened expectations for his team entering the 2013 NFL season.