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Bengals Sign Former Lions WR John Standeford

On Thursday, the Bengals signed former Lions and Colts wide receiver John Standeford to add depth to an already talented but young group of wide receivers.

#Bengals sign free agent WR John Standeford, a 2-year vet who has played 11 NFL games with 16 receptions for the Lions.less than a minute ago via Seesmic Desktop Favorite Retweet Reply

Standeford (6-4, 200 pounds) was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2004 but was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent the majority of his time on the practice squad. He was eventually traded to the Detroit Lions, where he finally got some playing time.

During the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Standeford played in 11 games and made 16 receptions for 249 yards. He eventually signed with the UFL's Virginia Destroyers in June of this year before being yanked back into the NFL by te Bengals.

If Standeford wants to make the team, he's going to have his work cut out for him as the Bengals have one of the youngest and most talented group of wide receivers in the league.

Standeford will be able to face off against his former team on Friday.

UPDATE: Joe Reedy Tweets that Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden coached Standeford in the UFL.

Guess I should also note that Gruden coached Standeford last year with Florida in the UFL #bengalsless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply