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.
We knew deep down the day the schedule came out back in April, but now it’s official. No matter what happens Monday night against Denver at Paul Brown Stadium (8:30-ESPN and Cincinnati’s Channel 5) the Bengals play for the AFC North tittle in Pittsburgh next Sunday.
After three losses by at least three touchdowns to teams in the middle of the AFC playoff chase, the North leading Bengals (9-4-1) play one of those referendum games Monday night (8:30-ESPN Cincinnati’s Channel 5) at Paul Brown Stadium against Peyton Manning’s 11-3 Broncos. A victory does even more than that and qualifies them for the playoffs for the fourth straight season.
The Bengals got some good news when they returned to the practice field Saturday morning at Paul Brown Stadium and SAM linebacker Emmanuel Lamur was in the stretching line with his helmet. Lamur, who left Sunday’s game in Cleveland with a hamstring injury, was limited and classified as doubtful, but it looks like he’s got a chance to play Monday (8:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5 and ESPN) against Denver.