The Cincinnati Bengals made a host of roster moves on Monday, including the signing of seventh-round draft pick Auden Tate.
The team also signed undrafted free agents who participated in this weekend’s rookie minicamp. They are Stony Brook safety Tyrice Beverette, Oklahoma State center Brad Lundblade and Ferris State defensive tackle Chris Okoye.
To make room for the three signings, the Bengals waived offensive lineman Oni Omoile, tight end Scott Orndoff and defensive back Robenson Therezie. Omoile and Orndoff are first-year players in 2018, while Therezie is a third-year player.
In three seasons (2015-17) at Florida State, Tate (6-5, 228) caught 65 passes for 957 yards and 16 touchdowns. Despite battling injuries last season, he caught an ACC-best 10 scores, which also counted as the most by a Florida State player since Kelvin Benjamin in 2013.
Beverette (6-0, 203), who started all 11 games last season at Stony Brook, recorded a team-high 98 tackles, including 9.0 for losses and 4.5 sacks, along with four interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Lundblade (6-3, 295), who joined the Oklahoma State program as a walk-on before earning a scholarship before the ’15 season. He started every game for the Cowboys over his final two seasons (’16-17). Last year, he was named first-team All-Big 12. Lundblade originally signed as a college free agent with Seattle on May 4. The Seahawks waived him on May 7. The Bengals were impressed with Lundblade at the Senior Bowl and then again during rookie minicamp where he played both guard spots and center. He’ll provide some versatility and depth at the interior line positions.
Okoye (6-5, 325), who played in all 13 games last season for Ferris State, recorded 25 tackles, including two for losses, with a half-sack and a forced fumble. He’s a big-bodied defensive tackle and adds a massive frame to the position group.
The Bengals are once again back at the 90-man roster limit following these moves.