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LaKendrick Ross signed by Cincinnati Bengals

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If the Bengals opt to keep five tackles, Ross will battle Larry Black, Zach Minter and Christo Bilukidi for the fifth spot.

The Cincinnati Bengals have reportedly signed defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross. The 6’5, 360 pound Ross entered the NFL supplemental draft earlier this month, but was not selected, making him a free agent.

Besides his massive frame, Ross' pro day performance helped raise his stock. He recorded a 83.5" wingspan, ran a 1.81 unofficial 10 yard split, and was unofficially timed at a 5.4 - 5.5 40-yard dash time. The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers are two teams confirmed to have shown interest in him.

Ross didn't get much playing time this past season. He only appeared in six games, but did notch 19 tackles, five tackles for loss, and four sacks. He entered the 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft because he has been declared ineligible for the 2014 season.

With the Bengals, he'll provide more competition at tackle, where there's not much to be found outside of the top four guys. Geno Atkins, Domata Peko and Brandon Thompson are essentially locks. Devon Still has been disappointing to this point, but the former second-rounder should still make the 53-man roster.

If the Bengals opt to keep five tackles, Ross will battle Larry Black, Zach Minter and  Christo Bilukidi for the fifth spot. Because Wallace Gilberry can more from defensive end to tackle on passing downs, the Bengals would normally be safe with just four tackles.

However, with Atkins still recovering from his torn ACL, Cincinnati may opt to keep five tackles this year. Either way, Ross will be an interesting player to watch when training camp opens this week.