The Bengals made an in-and-out signing Wednesday when they replaced one young free agent tackle (Ohio State's Darryl Baldwin) with another (Louisville's Aaron Epps) to stay at the roster limit of 90.
The 6-6, 305-pound Epps was a try-out player during last weekend's rookie minicamp, but he already knew his way around Cincinnati since he spent the offseason working out at Ignition Sports in the suburb of Mason, Ohio.
Epps broke into the Cardinals' lineup as junior in 2014 when he made six starts and drew praise last season from his coaches for mentoring the rest of the line despite a lineup shuffle that took him out of the lineup. He ended up starting the last five games because of injuries and finished with 14 career starts. A product of Tucker, Ga., Epps left the school in highly-regarded fashion as a captain who also earned his master's degree in five years.