Fourth-round 2013 draft choice is on Reserve/PUP list, due to knee injury suffered in preseason ... At Texas A&M, he played 52 games and showed promising mix of pass-rush ability and coverage skills.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fourth round of 2013 NFL Draft (118th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-13-13.
2015 recap: Through Week 7, remains on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, now eligible for return to practice and/or roster activation should team choose either move.
Previous seasons: 2013—Had one tackle in preseason opener Aug. 8 at Atlanta ... Had his rookie ’13 season derailed by a training camp injury (torn labrum suffered in Aug. 12 practice ... Placed on Reserve/Injured on Aug. 27. 2014—Inactive for Games 1-3 due to hamstring injury suffered in preseason finale ... Made NFL debut in Game 4 on Oct. 5 at New England, but suffered season-ending knee injury on opening kickoff ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Oct. 7 ... Played in two preseason games, and had one INT and one tackle.
College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at Texas A&M, seeing action in 52 games, with 41 starts ... Team captain ... Posted 261 tackles with 14.5 sacks and 34.5 tackles-for-loss ... As as senior in 2012, started every game for 11-2 team that posted memorable upset win at unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama before later routing Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl ... In the 29-24 win at Alabama, had a 16-yard INT to set up a scoring drive and totaled seven tackles ... Played in Senior Bowl.
Personal: Hometown is Schertz, Texas ... Attended Clemens High School, where he was a two-time first-team all-district selection in Class 4 ... Majored at Texas A&M in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences ... Enjoys basketball, golf and chess.
The Bengals began Saturday opting for in the fourth round for Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter, a guy they think might be able to back up all three spots at some point.