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QUICK SNAP: Random notes about the Cincinnati Bengals' roster

Piecing together a few notes about the team's roster -- where it's at, where it could be headed and where it's been in the past. NOTE: This is a posting of random notes.

When the Cincinnati Bengals released defensive end Robert Geathers and wide receiver Greg Little on Friday, they reduced their offseason roster to 70 players -- 19 of whom will enter free agency this March (provided the Bengals don't use the franchise tag, tender restricted free agents or re-sign unrestricted free agents prior to March 10). NOTE: The deadline to use the franchise tag is this Monday.

Now you're looking at 51 players signed into 2015.


The Bengals are averaging 21 rookie acquisitions over the last three years.

The Bengals have seven scheduled draft picks during this year's 2015 NFL draft. And, there's a strong possibility that Cincinnati will acquire compensatory picks in the third round and (though, without as strong an argument) fifth round. Let's pretend that the Bengals will receive two compensatory picks -- there's a chance that they could get a seventh rounder, too, but let's not bank on that substantiated assumption (no one cares for seventh round compensatory picks anyway). Now Cincinnati has nine picks.

Consider also that Cincinnati generally signs a handful of college free agents. Since 2012, the Bengals have signed 35 players as college free agents during the hours following the NFL draft -- there are others that are signed following the team's rookie minicamp, which includes unsigned invites.

The following are players that the Bengals have announced during that stretch.


2014 (10):

H-Back Ryan Hewitt
OG Trey Hopkins
OG Dan France
WR Colin Lockett
FB Nikita Whitlock
RB James Wilder Jr
LB James Davidson
OT Curtis Feigt
S Isaiah Lewis
WR Alex Neutz

2013 (9)

LB Jayson DiManche
DT Larry Black
WR Tyrone Goard
WR Roy Roundtree
CB Troy Stoudermire
CB Terrence Brown
DT Travis Chappelear
OG John Sullen
LB Bruce Taylor

2012 (16):

LB Vontaze Burfict
LB Emmanuel Lamur
G/C Trevor Robinson
LB Brandon Joiner
WR Taveon Rogers
WR Kashif Moore
LS Bryce Davis
WR Justin Hilton
QB Tyler Hansen
C Ben Bojicic
CB Derrius Brooks
LB Grant Hunt
DE Julian Miller
G/T Mike Ryan
RB Rodney Stewart
T Landon Walker