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Bengals Sign Draft Picks Dawson, Shaw and Hardison



The Bengals today signed three of their selections from the 2015 NFL Draft -- LB P.J. Dawson of TCU (third round), CB Josh Shaw of Southern California (fourth round) and DT Marcus Hardison of Arizona State (fourth round).

Dawson earned multiple All-America honors in 2014 and was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. His 136 tackles led the Big 12 and were the most in a

season by any player in the era of Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson (2000-present).

Shaw played in 28 games at USC after transferring from Florida. He logged six interceptions, 19 total passes defensed and 108 tackles for the Trojans, seeing action at both cornerback and safety.

Hardison blossomed in 2014, in his second season at Arizona State after coming from the junior college ranks. He led the team in sacks (10.0) and tackles-for-loss (15) and also had two interceptions.

The Bengals now have signed six of their nine choices from the 2015 Draft. Signed previously were TE C.J. Uzomah of Auburn (fifth round), S Derron Smith of Fresno State (sixth) and WR Mario Alford of West Virginia (seventh).

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