Former University of Cincinnati standout is seeing his first action in his second pro campaign, running in a No. 1 spot on depth chart ... Has 18 catches for 210 yards and one TD ... Joined Bengals as a practice squad player in September 2011 and earned promotion to roster for regular-season finale and Wild Card playoff ... Opened his NFL career in July 2011, with Jacksonville.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in eight games (Games 1-6, 8 and 10), with five starts ... Inactive for Game 7 after missing practice time due to ankle injury, and also inactive for Games 9 and 11-12 ... His 18 receptions and 210 receiving yards each rank fourth on team ... Four catches for 28 yards Sept. 10 at Baltimore ... Five-for-66 on Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, as he missed only a few snaps after taking a hard blow on route across the middle ... Three-for-63 receiving Sept. 23 at Washington, including 48-yard catch-and-run down the sideline for TD in first quarter ... Four-for-41 receiving Oct. 7 vs. Miami ... Two-for-12 receiving Oct. 14 at Cleveland.CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as a college free agent with Jacksonville on 7-28-11 ... Waived by Jaguars on 9-3-11 ... Signed 9-20-11 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Cincinnati’s 53-player roster on 12-27-11.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Played in three Jaguars preseason games, with two receptions for 20 yards and one TD ... Spent Games 3-15 of regular season on Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals 53-player roster with just one regular-season game left, after team placed WR Andre Caldwell on Reserve/Injured list ... Inactive Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore and for Wild Card playoff at Houston.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman (2007-10) at the University of Cincinnati ... Started all 12 games as a senior and logged a team-high 75 receptions, for 1101 yards and 10 TDs ... Led Big East as a senior in receptions and receiving yards ... Started all 13 games as a junior, with 61 catches for 1191 yards and 11 TDs.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Pasadena, Calif. ... Was a two-time all-area football selection at Pasadena High School while also lettering in basketball and track ... Earned bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Cincinnati in June 2012 ... Married (wife Lauren) ... Brother, Marques, played football at Oregon and Grambling ... Hobbies include basketball, video games and listening to music ... First name is pronounced “are-MONN”.NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Binns did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2011 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that year.