Bengals sign their fifth-round pick, punter Kevin Huber. UPDATE: Four-year minimum deal

UPDATE: The deal is four years and pays a minimum base salary ($1.75 million), as per the NFL Players Association website.

On Thursday morning, the Cincinnati Bengals signed fifth round pick punter Kevin Huber. Terms are not immediately known. While at the University of Cincinnati, Huber won several first team All-American awards in 2007 and in 2008 and was reportedly coveted by the Bengals early on.

YEAR
PUNTS
AVG
LNG
YDS
2005
5
33.2
49
166
2006
2
50.5
51
101
2007
57
46.9
62
2672
2008
60
45.0
64
2697

Huber is the team's sixth player from the 2009 NFL Draft that the Bengals have signed. The remaining players are Andre Smith, Rey Maualuga, Michael Johnson, Chase Coffman and Jonathan Luigs.

Make sure you check in on the chart while the team signs rookies.

Here's the Press Release (via Lance McAlister's blog):

The Bengals today signed punter Kevin Huber of the University of Cincinnati, the team's fifth-round draft selection in this year?s draft. Huber (6-1, 210), the first punter drafted by the Bengals since 1987, played two seasons in the No. 1 role at Cincinnati and led the nation in net punting in both years. He was the first UC player to win a national punting title. Huber is only the second player drafted by the Bengals who has grown up and attended high school in Cincinnati and has also played in college in the Queen City. Huber attended McNicholas High before enrolling at Cincinnati. The first such player was RB Clem Turner, a fourth-round Bengals draftee in 1969 who went to Woodward High, then to UC. Turner played for the Bengals only in '69; he then played for Denver from '70-72. Huber is the sixth of Cincinnati's 11 draft picks to sign. The previous five are CB Morgan Trent of Michigan (sixth round), HB Bernard Scott of Abilene Christian (sixth round), FB Fui Vakapuna of Brigham Young (seventh round), DT Clinton McDonald of Memphis (seventh round) and WR Freddie Brown of Utah (seventh round).

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