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.
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Duke Tobin loves doubles. The homers are great, like A.J. Green and Andy Dalton. But Tobin knows this five-year run in which the Bengals have the fifth best record in the NFL has been built by solid and sober decisions in a draft room chaired by Bengals president Mike Brown and powered by grades.