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Try-out CB and LB signed, along with two others


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

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