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Demetrious Cox headlines the list of players who the Bengals have signed to futures contracts.

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Not long after Marvin Lewis was let go, the Bengals made a series of roster additions.

The team has announced that five players have been signed to Reserve/Future contracts. They will not count on the team’s active list until Feb. 4, the Monday after the Super Bowl.

Here is who the Bengals will soon have under contract:

  • TE Moritz Böhringer
  • S Demetrious Cox
  • C Brad Lundblade
  • TE Andrew Vollert
  • WR Kermit Whitfield

All five players finished the season on the team’s practice squad. The most notable player is Demetrious Cox. A second-year player out of Michigan State, Cox entered the NFL in 2017 as a college free agent signee of Cincinnati. He spent the 2017 preseason with the Bengals before joining the Carolina Panthers. There, he totaled four tackles in four games played. He was eventually waived and spent the first part of the 2018 season on Arizona’s practice squad before eventually joining the Bengals’ practice squad.

Boehringer, who joined the Bengals last offseason, occupied the international practice squad spot that AFC North teams got this year. You can read more about that here.

Vollert, a rookie out of Weber State, originally signed with Arizona as a college free agent in May. He was waived at final cuts, then signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad, where he spent the first eight games of the season before being released on Oct. 30, then joined Cincinnati’s practice squad.

Lundblade was an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State this year after playing guard and center. He signed with the Bengals in May before being waived during final cuts and spent 2018 on the practice squad.

Whitfield has been on the Bengals’ practice squad for the last two seasons after going undrafted out of Florida State in 2017.