Develin will bid to crack Bengals roster this season after spending time on Cincinnati practice squad ... Spent all of 2011 season and postseason on practice squad ... In 2010, played in United Football League before joining Bengals practice squad for final five games ... Played four years in college at Brown, as a defensive lineman.CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed on 11-30-10 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals offseason roster on 1-3-11 ... Waived on 9-3-11, and re-signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-4-11 ... Signed to Bengals offseason roster on 1-9-12.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Saw action in all four preseason games ... Spent regular season and postseason on practice squad.
2010 - Opened the year in United Football League with Florida Tuskers … Helped Florida reach league championship game under head coach Jay Gruden, who now is Bengals offensive coordinator … Signed with Bengals on Nov. 30 … On Bengals practice squad for Games 12-16.
COLLEGE: Played defensive line at Brown from 2006-09 … Led the team as a senior in sacks (5.0) and tackles for loss (16), and also posted 53 total tackles, one INT and two fumble recoveries … As a junior in 2008, registered 34 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Gilbertsville, Pa. ... Attended Boyertown Area Senior High School.
Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals de facto offensive captain during their run to five postseasons in the last six years, wants to know his status as he heads into the last year of his contract.
The Bengals needed some juice in this weekend’s NFL Draft and they emerged with five of their nine selections looking at some significant snaps in their rookie seasons. And of their six picks in the first four rounds, the Bengals added three 300-pounders and a pair of 6-5, 250-pound –plus tight ends.
Tyler Kroft arrived at Rutgers in 2011 as a 210-pound wide receiver. “He was a little slim guy coming out of high school,” said college teammate Mo Sanu, now a Bengals wide receiver. Not anymore.
DB Coach Vance Joseph and DL Coach Jay Hayes talk about the selections of CB Josh Shaw and DE Marcus Hardison in Round 4 of the 2015 NFL Draft.