College free agent signee played in 50 games at Auburn, groomed as a reserve his first two seasons and moving into starting role as a junior and senior ... Played primarily left guard as a senior and right guard as a junior.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 4-30-13.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2012—As a senior, started all 12 games (11 at LG and one at RG) ... Played in the Raycom College All-Star game after the season. 2011—As a junior, played in all 13 games, with 11 starts at RG. 2010—Played in every game as a sophomore for an Auburn team that claimed the BCS national championship with a title game victory over Oregon. 2009—Appeared in all 13 of Auburn’s games as a freshman, and made one start Sept. 26 vs. Ball State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Auburn (Ala.) High School, where he was named to Class 6A All-State team by Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Earned ASWA Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior ... Named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Region team.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Auburn, Ala. ... Majored in history at Auburn ... Named to 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
With multiple media reports bannering an extension for Vontaze Burfict, the Bengals continue their tradition of using the preseason as their March Madness for free agency.
Marvin Lewis says two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins is a go for the regular-season opener in Baltimore Sept. 7. And he could potentially play in Sunday’s third preseason game in Arizona (8 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) for his season debut after working in team drills Wednesday.