Will Svitek and Victor Hampton sign with Bengals; Bruce Taylor waived

The greatest entrance by a reserve lineman, ever. - Grant Halverson

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed cornerback Victor Hampton, an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina, as well as free agent offensive tackle Will Svitek.

Svitek (pronounced "SVEE-tek") is a ninth-year NFL player from Stanford. A 6'6", 310-pounder, Svitek has played previously with Kansas City (2005-07), Atlanta (2009-12) and New England (2013). He has 74 NFL games played and 18 starts. He played 11 games with two starts for New England last season.

Hampton (5-9, 197), a college free agent from South Carolina, played three seasons (2011-13) for the Gamecocks, seeing action in 36 games with 22 starts.

In order to make room for them, the Bengal had to waive cornerback Brandon Burton and linebacker Bruce Taylor.

Burton is a third-year NFL player. He played in 14 games with one start for Minnesota over 2011-12. He was with the Vikings in the 2013 preseason and played in Games 1-5 of this season with Buffalo before being waived on Oct. 28. Burton later signed a future/reserve contract to join the Bengal' offseason roster.

Taylor, a first-year player from Virginia Tech, was signed for 2014 after a 2013 season in which he spent Games 10-16 and the Wild Card playoff on the Cincinnati practice squad.

With the additions of Svitek and Hampton, a well as tight end Alex Smith, the Bengals are now at the 90-man offseason roster limit.

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