Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (59), now with the Vikings, went from rookie tryout to Wild Card start in 2012.
The Bengals signed four try-out players on Sunday on the final day of rookie minicamp, giving them a rookie class of 24 players. A total of 17 are undrafted with the rest selected in last weekend's draft:
K JONATHAN BROWN 5-10 197 Louisville
Former soccer player for Cards who backed up at kicker last year for the football team . .. member of the USA men's U17 national team . . . Bengals are looking to see if they can harness a raw leg with plenty of power . . . BORN: 12/7/92. HOMETOWN: Clinton, MI
LB GIONNI PAUL 5-10 231 Utah
Playmaker with a nose for the ball . .. via PFT his 5.10 seconds in 40 were slowest of any linebacker at combine, according to Nolan Nawrocki's draft guide . .. Vontaze Burfict did same thing in 2012, but Tez proved speed meant squat when he went to Pro Bowl the next season . .. Paul's 4.97-second time in the 40-yard dash at his pro day also dropped his stock, but it didn't stop him from having a productive college career . .. in two seasons for the Utes he had eight interceptions and five fumble recoveries . . this past season he wasfirst-team All-Pac-12 with team-high 117 tackles . . . third in Pac-12 in tackles per game with nine … 13.5 tackles for loss led team … four fumble recoveries tied for Pac-12 lead and tied for second in nation … transferred from Miami, where he was two-time ACC Linebacker of the Week . .. received his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2014 and another bachelor's in economics in 2015 . .. BORN: 3/6/93 . . . HOMETOWN: Winter Haven, FL.
G-C TRIP THURMAN 6-5 307 Florida
Played all the interior spots for the Gators, which he'll have to do here to make it . . . Not great measurables, but has a rep for being a smart guy, a team player , and quite versatile . . looked like versatility won over Bengals as they search for backup centers . . . overcame off-season shoulder surgery last year to be just one of three players and only offensive player to start every game for Gators . .. voted a team captain . .. started six times at left guard, five at right, and three at center . .. helped Kelvin Taylor become ninth 1,000-yard rusher in school history . .. in 2014 played in all 12 games and started 10 times at left guard…Part of an offensive line that allowed just 17 sacks, fourth-fewest in SEC . . . BORN: 10/20/92 . .. HOMETOWN: Dover, DE
CB COREY TINDAL 5-9 187 Marshall
The Bengals came in looking for a second free-agent rookie CB to pair with Darius Hillary and they found him . .. not all that big, but he did whisk a 4.47-second 40 at his pro day . . .Proved this weekend he likes and can play press coverage . . . More than held his own vs. drafted receivers Tyler Boyd and Cody Core with pesky, smart play . .. started all 12 games in 2015 and again led Herd with 15 passes defended . .. 38 starts in three seasons before deciding to come out early . .. as freshman started 12 games in nickel and never missed a game even though he lost his 44-year-old mother suddenly in mid-season to a brain aneurysm ... BORN: 3/12/91 . . . HOMETOWN: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cincinnati Bengals host rookie minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium practice fields 5/6/2016