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.
The Bengals kicked off free agency Thursday with a “Rey-union,” when they re-signed middle linebacker Rey Maualuga to a three-year deal that keeps him in Cincinnati through his 30th birthday.
The Bengals are trying to wrap up a couple of deals before free agency opens next week in an attempt to keep their offensive line intact and begin the effort to shore up their linebackers corps.
The Bengals are hoping to keep a few of their own this season in free agency, like middle backer Rey Maualuga. The model for what they do this March might be what they did three years ago.