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Bengals sign rookie DE Jack Gangwish

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The Bengals have added some depth at defensive end with the signing of former Cornhuskers defensive lineman Jack Gangwish.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have room to sign several players over the next week with multiple spots on the roster still vacant.

The latest roster move being made came Wednesday as the team announced defensive end Jack Gangwish had been signed to the 90-man roster. This puts the Bengals at 87 roster spots filled ahead of Friday's first training camp session.

A college free agent who will be a rookie in 2016, Gangwish was part of the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2011-15 before going undrafted in this year's NFL Draft. The 6'2', 265-pounder played mostly defensive end in college, which is an area the Bengals have been lacking in depth this offseason.

According to the Nebraska website, Gangwish played in 10 games with nine starts at defensive end as a senior in 2015, while racking up 15 tackles, four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks while adding seven quarterback hurries. The site also notes that Gangwish was slowed by a dislocated elbow in the first half of the season, an injury that caused him to miss the final three non-conference games.

As a junior in 2014, Gangwish played in 12 games while making 19 tackles, including seven solo stops and four tackles for loss. That was the year Gangwish made national headlines for being attacked by a raccoon during a selfie gone wrong.

Gangwish originally came to Nebraska as a walk-on in 2011, but after years of work, became a valuable player along their defensive line, and is now getting a shot to make his NFL dreams a reality. By the looks of it, Gangwish is a beast in the weight room.

It also looks like Gangwish has been taking on long-snapping duties, so perhaps the Bengals signed him to have a little more depth there as well.

Oddly, HuskersHQ.com reported this signing back in May, though the Bengals never announced this signing, so perhaps they had Gangwish in for a tryout or something of that nature.

Either way, he's on the team now, and he'll give the Bengals another body at defensive end, and possibly long-snapper.