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WR Joe Craig agrees to deal with Bengals, per report

The Bengals have signed a WR with a somewhat troubled past. He started his college career in Clemson before being kicked off the team.

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Joe Craig, an undrafted college free agent out of Memphis has reportedly signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coming out of high school, Craig was rated the third fastest athlete in the nation by Craig attended Clemson for his redshirt year in 2010, during which he won the Scout Team Award. He returned for his freshman year, where he caught three passes for 18 yards while playing in seven games.

Craig was reportedly dismissed from Clemson in February of his freshman year, after being served with an arrest warrant on charges of criminal domestic violence for striking the mother of Craig's son, who happened to be a Clemson track star. A prior incident also occurred involving another women's track athlete in May 2011, which lead to Craig being suspended for the first three games of the 2011 season.

Craig transferred to Copiah-Lincoln CC for his sophomore year, before again transferring to Memphis for his junior and senior years in 2013 and 2014.

In 2013, Craig led Memphis in receiving with 37 receptions for 338 yards. He also contributed on special teams, leading kickoff returning, finishing the year with 27 returns for 724 yards, the fourth-most in Memphis history. Craig set a school record with 177 yards on six kickoff returns in the 2013 season finale against UConn.

During his senior season, Craig caught five passes for 74 yards and was the Tigers’ primary kickoff returner with 20 for 448 yards. Craig is of just six players in Memphis history to have over 1,000 kickoff return yards, ranking fifth all-time.

If he can get past his troubled college days, Craig could have a chance at fighting for a roster spot with a now crowded group of Bengals receivers.