College free agent signee from 2014 has opened 2015 on Bengals practice squad ... As a rookie last year, impressed coaches in training camp and preseason before suffering season-ending leg injury ... A two-time All-Big 12 selection at Texas, garnering first-team honors at G in 2013 from Associated Press, Sporting News and ESPN.com ... Starter at ROT as a college sophomore.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-5-15 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-6-15.
2015 highlights: Missed first two preseason games with leg injury but played in the last two ... On practice squad for Games 1-6.
2014: Played in three preseason games, with one start at LG ... Suffered leg injury Aug. 24 at Arizona ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list Aug. 30.
College: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Texas, appearing in 50 games with 42 starts (28 starts at LG, 14 at ROT) ... Two-time All-Big 12 selection, and earned first-team honors at G in 2013 from Associated Press, Sporting News and ESPN.com ... Started all 13 games in 2013, 12 at LG and one at ROT), and helped offense average 196.2 yards rushing yards per game while allowing just 16 sacks ... Started all 13 games at ROT as a sophomore and helped offense average 202.6 rushing yards and 392.5 yards total offense.
Personal: Hometown, and also offseason residence, is Houston, Texas ... Attended North Shore High School, where he was All-American, all-state, all-area and two-time first-team all-district as a senior ... 2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2011) ... Plays saxophone and clarinet ... Other hobbies include collecting Harry Potter memorabilia and playing PlayStation ... Returned to University of Texas following 2014 season to work on completing his bachelor’s degree.
What an ugly weekend it was for fantasy owners fighting for a playoff spot, with the losers list looking more like a Pro Bowl roster. On the other side of the coin, the winners list is littered with fantasy bench players who were likely not even in the starting line-up.
After setting the team record for most receiving yards by a back, Giovani Bernard needs some Pro Bowl votes . . . The tag team of Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga has certainly showed up on third-and-one . . . The Bengals offensive line faces what may be its biggest test of the season Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) against the Rams at Paul Brown Stadium after giving up 12 sacks in last four games . . .
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Pro Bowl wide receivers A.J. Green and Larry Fitzgerald planned to trade jerseys after Sunday night’s game in the wake of Green’s Bengals and Fitzgerald’s Cardinals trading everything else they had for 59 minutes and 59 seconds.