College free agent signee lettered four years at Michigan (2009-12), totaling 154 receptions for 2304 yards and 15 TDs ... Ranks sixth in Michigan history in career receptions and receiving yardage, and also holds school’s single-game receiving yardage record (246).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 4-30-13.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Played in 50 games over four seasons at Michigan, with 42 starts, including 37 consecutively. 2012—All-Big 10 honorable mention as a senior, totaling 31 receptions, 580 yards and three TDs ... On Nov. 10 vs. Northwestern, his season-high 139 yards included 53-yarder in final seconds that set up tying FG, and Wolverines went on to win in overtime. 2011—Totaled 19 receptions for 355 yards and two TDs as a junior, as team transitioned to a new offensive system due to coaching change ... In 35-31 win Sept. 10 vs. Notre Dame, caught 16-yard game-winning TD pass from Denard Robinson with :02 remaining. 2010—As a sophomore, logged career highs in receptions (72), receiving yards (935) and TDs (seven), earning second-team All-Big 10 honors ... On Nov. 6 vs. Illinois, his 246 receiving yards set a school record, shattering previous mark of 197, which had stood for 44 years ... Had career-long 76-yard reception in the Illinois game, and scored career-best two TDs. 2009—As a freshman, totaled 32 receptions for 434 yards and three TDs ... Caught game-tying TD pass from Tate Forcier with :09 remaining vs. Michigan State. 2008—Redshirted as true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his final two seasons at Trotwood (Ohio) Madison High School, after starting at Belmont High School in Dayton ... Played WR and CB in prep ranks, and earned all-state honors as a senior ... Career totals of 165 catches for 2637 yards and 28 TDs ... Had six INTs as a CB for Belmont in 2005.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Trotwood, Ohio ... Majored in general studies at Michigan.
The Bengals have made hay with mid to late round picks. Georgia defensive tackle Geno Atkins was the 120th player taken in the 2010 draft.
The Bengals today signed DT Pat Sims, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last two seasons with Oakland after opening his career with five seasons in Cincinnati.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Safety Taylor Mays has opted for the Vikings and it sounds like cornerback Terence Newman has, too, as head coach Mike Zimmer takes aim at his old Bengals secondary.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer ended up getting one of his old Bengals safeties Tuesday when multiple reports said Taylor Mays signed with Minnesota.