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Former Bengals Players Sign With UFL Teams

After the Cincinnati Bengals selected UCLA wide receiver Tab Perry in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, he immediately contributed with 1,562 kickoff return yards. That ranked third in the NFL. Unfortunately, Perry's rookie season would, in large part, be the extent of his NFL career.

During the infamous September 17, 2006 game against the Cleveland Browns -- the one where Rich Braham and David Pollack suffered career-ending injuries -- Perry suffered a hip injury that would largely end the effectiveness of his NFL career. Placed on the team's Injured Reserve list later in the season, Perry would go on to play two additional games in 2007 and was finally released. After signing with the Dolphins and released after suffering a torn Achilles, Perry signed with United Football League's Las Vegas Locomotives in 2009 and posted 11 receptions for 195 yards receiving and a touchdown that season.

According to Adam Caplan, Perry will be returning to the Locomotives this season. Another former Bengals player signing in the UFL is wide receiver Mario Urrutia joining the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Urrutia, the third member of a three-wide receiver class during the 2008 NFL Draft, never played a regular season down with the Bengals. After spending the entire 2008 season on the practice squad, he was released by the Bengals and then by the Jets two months later. Urrutia joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009, spent most of the season on the practice squad until the end of the season where he was a gameday inactive against the Saints and Falcons.