College free agent signee has opened season on practice squad … Chose to forgo senior season at Florida State after playing on 2013 National Championship team ... Totaled 1375 rushing yards over three-year career ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.
2014 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-5 … Played in all four preseason games, rushing 14-for-54 (3.9) with one TD and logging two receptions for seven yards.College highlights: Played in 39 games with two starts over three seasons (2011-13) at Florida State ... Played on 2013 National Championship team ... Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honorable Mention in ’13 (579 rushing yards, eight TDs) ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history ... Named MVP of 2012 ACC Championship game. 2013—Played in 13 games with one start and had 81 carries for 579 yards (7.1-yard average) with eight TDs ... His average ranked third in the ACC and 20th in the nation ... Rushed three-for-21 in BCS National Championship win vs. Auburn ... Missed Oct. 26 game vs. NC State with a concussion but scored six rushing TDs over next four games. 2012—Played in all 14 games, with one start, for team that capped season with Orange Bowl win over Northern Illinois ... Rushed 110-for-635 (5.8) with 11 TDs, and had 19 catches for 136 yards and two TDs ... His 11 rushing TDs ranked third among ACC running backs ... Earned ACC Championship Game MVP honors after rushing for 69 yards and two TDs on 10 carries in FSU’s 21-15 win over Georgia Tech ... Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game in season opener against Murray State (12-for-106). 2011—True freshman played in all 12 games and rushed 35-for-161 (4.6) with a TD ... Had a 41-yard rush, tied for the longest by an FSU player on the season ... Also excelled on special teams and received one of two special teams newcomer awards.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Dean has seen it all through 142 Bengals games, the most on a roster trying to right itself after two blow-out losses in the last three weeks on the road to the AFC elite. Robert Geathers acknowledged it’s going to be a challenging week preparing for AFC North leader Baltimore at Paul Brown Stadium next Sunday, but, "We’ve got a good enough of core guys, good veterans. We won’t let it fall apart.”
INDIANAPOLIS - In one of the more mystifying weekly turnarounds in Bengals history, they are trying to figure out how they went from having their best offensive day in seven years last week to getting shut out Sunday on a historically-low 135 yards in the 27-0 loss to the Colts.