SPARTANBURG, SC - JULY 30: Tony Pike #16 of the Carolina Panthers prepares for training camp at Wofford College on July 30, 2011 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
UPDATE: We originally had 17 players based on Geoff Hobson's content, however Joe Reedy released a slightly different list, which included Morgan State fullback Jourdan Brooks and Indiana State fullback Brock Lough but didn't include Louisville tight end Josh Chicheseter and Kansas State linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.
The Cincinnati Bengals will host a handful of players during this weekend's rookie minicamp, to go along with the 30 players on the Bengals rookie minicamp roster, according to Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com. Typically the team invites a host of players that went through the NFL draft and undrafted free agency process without finding a home.
Now it's not unheard of that undrafted free agents, signed hours after the NFL draft, find ways to make the roster. But the longer it takes for a player to find a team, the harder his chances become. But that doesn't stop aspiring college players from trying. Those players will be given another opportunity to impress coaches, hoping for a contract and an opportunity to make the 53-man roster in early September.
Who are they?
Players in bold are confirmed from both sources.
|Steve Hancock||DE||University of Cincinnati|
|Tony Pike||QB||University of Cincinnati|
|Reuben Haley||CB||University of Cincinnati|
|Chris Bryan||P||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Bubba Forrest||S||New Mexico|
|Patrick McClellan||S||Eastern Kentucky|
|Emmanuel Lamur||LB||Kansas State|
|Jake Trantin||LB||William and Mary|
|Andrew Schaetzke||DE||Georgetown University|
|Jourdan Brooks||FB||Morgan State|
|Brock Lough||FB||Indiana State|