Apparently, they've added a player to the roster and had him practicing today without anyone knowing. At least, us in the media. It appears the Bengals have added former SMU wide receiver Jeremy Johnson to the roster.
Seeing a new number out here at WR. It's possible #Bengals got their 90th roster addition earlier today ...— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 24, 2014
Bengals added rookie WR Jeremy Johnson (SMU) recently cut by New England. He’s wearing No. 16.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) July 24, 2014
The 6-foot, 180-pound Johnson led the SMU Mustangs with 112 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 2013 and earned All-American Athletic Conference Second Team honors. Johnson finished his four-year college career with 196 receptions for 1,936 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He finished his collegiate career with 196 receptions, 1,936 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The New England Patriots signed him as an undrafted free agent, but released him and fellow receiver Reese Wiggins last week.
Johnson was listed at 6 feet, 179 pounds. His 40-yard dash at his pro day was 4.64 while his three-cone drill was a 6.91.
His 9.3 catch-per-game average was third-best nationally and tops in the AAC. He finished the season with two of the top-10 single-game reception totals (Rutgers (1st, 18), at USF (6th, 13) and the most yards ever in a game with 217 against Rutgers. He had a school-best, seven 10+-reception games and five 100-yard games.