The Cincinnati Bengals finally released their list of college free agents Friday as rookies head into the weekend with five planned practices (two on Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday). That list is:
- Rahim Alem, DE, 6-3, 251; Louisiana State; New Orleans, La.
- Cordera Eason, HB, 6-0, 226; Mississippi; Meridian, Miss.
- Bryan Evans, S, 5-11, 193; Georgia; Jacksonville, Fla.
- Gabriel Manns, OT, 6-6, 323; North Carolina Central; Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Jeromy Miles, S, 6-2, 210; Massachusetts; Sicklerville, N.J.
- Andrew Mitchell, OT, 6-5, 308; Oklahoma State; Choctaw, Okla.
- Vincent Rey, LB, 6-2, 240; Duke; Far Rockaway, N.Y.
- Joe Tronzo, FB, 5-11, 242; Louisville; Louisville, Ky.
- Mike Windt, LS, 6-1, 251; Cincinnati; Cincinnati, Ohio
We had at some point over the past week posted stories about all nine signings. However, we had one listed that's not on the Bengals list that we posted. Virginia running back Mikell Simpson posted via twitter that he signed, but that was largely an assumption on our part. Even so, he's in Cincinnati now and we're assuming now that he's an invitee and not a signed college free agent.
Additionally, according to Joe Reedy, there are 25 players that were invited "on a tryout basis."
There are 13 players here on a tryout basis who have local ties. They are:
- Miami Univ. linebacker Caleb Bostic (Galloway, Ohio/Westland HS)
- Findley Univ. wide receiver Mike Chambers
- Ohio State defensive tackle Todd Denlinger (Troy, Ohio/Troy HS)
- Mount St. Joseph linebacker Alex Harbin(Elder High)
- Kentucky offensive guard Christian Johnson (Fort Campbell)
- Kentucky linebacker Sam Maxwell
- Louisville safety Richard Raglin
- UC halfback Jacob Ramsey (Columbus/Independence High)
- Miami quarterback Daniel Raudabaugh
- Miami punter Jake Richardson (Oxford/Talawanda High)
- Ohio U. offensive guard Chris Rodgers
- Louisville defensive end L.T. Walker
- UC defensive end Curtis Young.
Other players here on tryout basis are:
- Colorado State-Pueble wide receiver Augustine Agyel
- Duke safety Zack Asack
- Villanova offensive guard Jonathan Bugli
- Hampton halfback LaMarcus Coker
- Ashland quarterback Billy Cundiff (not the former Baltimore kicker)
- Illinois halfback Dan Dufrene
- Southern Utah cornerback DeWayne Lewis
- Eastern Michigan cornerback Johnny Sears
- Memphis wide receiver Carlos Singleton
- Stanford defensive tackle Ekom Udofia
- Army tight end Alejandro Villanueva
- Florida International safety Jeremiah Weatherspoon