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2018 NFL undrafted free agents: ECU DL Gaelin Elmore joining Bengals

The Bengals land the former Minnesota and ECU defensive lineman.

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at East Carolina James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are adding more competition to their defensive line.

According to media reports, East Carolina Pirates defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore is joining the Bengals. He has since confirmed the news:

The 6’6”, 275-pound Elmore originally accepted a scholarship with the Minnesota Golden Gophers as a tight end, but he switched to defense in his freshman season. He played all along the defensive line in his college career, though he was projected as a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL.

Elmore played his first three collegiate seasons at Minnesota. Because he graduated in 2017, he was allowed to look for other colleges to play for his senior season, and he ultimately decided to attend East Carolina.

In his final season at Minnesota, Elmore played all 13 games, starting six and making 16 tackles, four tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries

At East Carolina, Elmore appeared in just seven games and made 14 tackles.