The Bengals signed three free agents — CB C.J. Goodwin, G-C Cory Helms and WR Kayaune Ross.
Goodwin (6-3, 190) is a third-year player. He originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a college free agent out of California (Pa.) University in 2014. He spent time on the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad in 2015 before earning a spot on the Falcons' roster for the majority of '16 and '17. He also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, and this offseason he had stints with the Cardinals, N.Y. Giants and San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers waived him on July 31. He has played in 28 NFL games (one start) and has career totals of 12 tackles and two passes defensed.
Helms (6-4, 309) is a rookie who signed as a college free agent out of the University of South Carolina with the New Orleans Saints in May. The Saints waived him on June 14. He played two seasons (2016-17) at South Carolina after beginning his college career at Wake Forest ('13-14). He was a starter in all four of his college seasons, seeing time at both guard (29 starts) and center (17 starts).
Ross (6-6, 225) also is a rookie from the University of Kentucky. He originally signed as a college free with the Indianapolis Colts in May. The Colts waived him in June, then he signed with the Seattle Seahawks, who waived him on July 29. Ross is a native of West Chester (Lakota West High School) and spent two seasons (2016-17) at UK, where he totaled 21 catches for 296 yards and a TD.