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Logan Woodside among 4 Bengals draft picks to sign rookie contracts

The Bengals have four drafted players already under contract on Day 1 of rookie minicamp.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed Logan Woodside, Davontae Harris, Andrew Brown and Rod Taylor to four-year contracts, the team announced Friday. They’re the first Bengals draftees to sign their rookie deals.

Harris (5-11, 205), who comes to Cincinnati via Illinois State, was the first of three Bengals fifth-round draft choices. He played in 49 career games for Illinois State and recorded four interceptions, 38 passes defensed, three sacks and 10 tackles for losses. He helped the Redbirds to three FCS playoff appearances in his four years of action (2014-17), including a berth in the ’14 championship game.

Brown (6-3, 296) was second among the Bengals’ three fifth-rounders. He played four seasons at Virginia and finished his career with 10.5 sacks and 26.5 tackles for losses in 41 games. As a senior in 2017, Brown totaled three sacks and 10.5 tackles for losses.

Woodside (6-1, 213) was the first of Cincinnati’s three seventh-round draft choices. He was a three-year starter (2014, ’16-17) at Toledo, and left with school records in passing yards (10,514), passing TDs (93) and 300-yard passing games (17). He racked up a 29-9 record as a starter for the Rockets, including an 11-3 mark and conference championship last season.

Taylor (6-3, 320), who was the Bengals’ second-seventh-round pick, played in 44 games over four seasons at Mississippi. His 23 career starts included 12 at right tackle, seven at left tackle and four at right guard. The Bengals list Taylor at guard.

All four players are estimated to make $480,000 in 2018 if they make the Bengals’ final 53-man roster, per Over The Cap. The four-year contracts are worth and estimated $2,512,497, but the final numbers have yet to be released.