Despite having a playoff game this weekend, the Cincinnati Bengals are beginning to work up their offseason roster with their first reserve contract signing.
The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday that they've signed wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei to a Reserve/Future contract, which means he won't join the team for any work or count against the active roster until the day following the Super Bowl this season.
Tuinei signed on with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 7, posting a reception for eight yards during all four preseason games. He was on the Seahawks practice squad from Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 through Dec. 17.
Tuinei played three seasons at Oregon, generating 108 receptions for 1,212 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns over 37 games, including 14 starts during his final season. In 2011 he was named the Rose Bowl offensive player of the game with eight receptions for 158 yards receiving over Wisconsin.