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Bengals Sign Auden Tate

The Bengals signed WR Auden Tate, the third of three 2018 seventh-round draft picks.

In three seasons (2015-17) at Florida State, Tate (6-5, 228) caught 65 passes for 957 yards and 16 TDs. Despite battling injuries last season, he caught an ACC-best 10 TDs, which also counted as the most by a Florida State player since Kelvin Benjamin in 2013.

Of the Bengals' 11 draft picks, just three remained unsigned, including C Billy Price (first round; Ohio State), DE Sam Hubbard (third round; Ohio State) and LB Malik Jefferson (third round; Texas).


Also today, the Bengals signed three rookies who participated in this weekend's rookie minicamp:

**S Tyrice Beverette (6-0, 203; CFA), who started all 11 games last season at Stony Brook and recorded a team-high 98 tackles, including 9.0 for losses and 4.5 sacks, along with four INTs and four FFs.

**C Brad Lundblade (6-3, 295; FA), who joined the Oklahoma State program as a walk-on before earning a scholarship before the '15 season. He started every game for the Cowboys over his final two seasons ('16-17), and last year was named first-team All-Big 12. Lundblade originally signed as a college free agent with Seattle on May 4. The Seahawks waived him on May 7.

**DT Chris Okoye (6-5, 325; CFA), who played in all 13 games last season for Ferris State and recorded 25 tackles, including two for losses, with a half-sack and a forced fumble.

To make room for the three signings, the Bengals waived G Oni Omoile, TE Scott Orndoff and S Robenson Therezie. Omoile and Orndoff are first-year players in 2018, while Therezie is a third-year player.