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Bengals Sign S Bryan Evans, Tight End Jeff Cottam, Running Back Cordera Eason

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Cincinnati signed safety Bryan Evans, according to Joe Reedy who writes that seven college free agents have signed with the Bengals. The Georgia safety will join Jeromy Miles as the team's newest safety additions after the team shut themselves out of the NFL draft this weekend. Evans ran a 4.46 and 4.47 at Georgia's Pro Day in mid-March. Much like several of the team's defensive draft picks, Evans has excelled in academics.

Year

G/GS

Solo

Asst.

Total

Sacks

TFL

FF

FR

PBU

Int.

QBH

2006

12/4

24

2

26

1.0/9

3.0/11

0

0

6

0

2

2007

11/2

14

3

17

0.0/0

0.0/0

1

0

0

1

0

2008

12/5

23

1

24

0.0/0

0.0/0

0

0

3

0

1

2009 13/13 29 21 50 0.0/0 0.5/1 0 0 3 0 0
Total

49/24

91
27
117 1.0/9
3.5/12
1
0
12
1
3

Cincinnati signed Tight End Jeff Cottam. Well, it would seem that the Bengals found their blocking Tight End. The three-time Academic All-SEC Tennessee Volunteer has seven career receptions, two of which were touchdowns. Cottam, the brother of current Chiefs Tight End, Brad Cottam, has played in 35 career games with eight being starts in his collegiate career. We can pretty much assume that Cottam's only change of making the squad is through special teams.

YEAR REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2006 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 4 19 4.8 13 1
2009 3 41 13.7 21 1

Cincinnati signed Running Back Cordera Eason. His best season coming in 2008 where he rushed for 647 yards, averaging 4.6 yards-per-rush. Aside from that, the rarely used Ol' Miss running back ran the football 46 times in the three other seasons. Special teams guy?

YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2006 7 15 2.1 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 3 6 2.0 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 140 647 4.6 28 3 10 82 8.2 18 2
2009 36 133 3.7 40 1 4 39 9.8 23 0