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Bengals sign Moritz Bohringer and DaMarkus Lodge to future contracts

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Two members of Cincinnati’s practice squad will be returning in 2020.

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Two members of the Bengals’ practice squad is coming back for the 2020 offseason.

The Bengals today signed TE Moritz Böhringer and WR DaMarkus Lodge to Reserve/Future contracts.

Böhringer, who was a first-year player in 2019, originally joined the Bengals in May of 2018 as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program. This has allowed the Bengals to carry Böhringer as the 11th player on their practice squad for the past two seasons. Böhringer has yet to be called up to the active roster since he was first signed.

Lodge was originally a college free agent signee of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May. After getting waived by the Buccaneers during final cuts, Lodge was a free agent for most of the season. The Bengals’ signed Lodge to their practice squad on earlier this month.

Cincinnati’s practice squad has been relatively active of late. Trenton Irwin and Jordan Franks were called up to the active roster this past week and Samaje Perine was signed to the Dolphins as well. This left just five members of the practice squad for Week 17: Davin Ballmy, Cody Thompson, Kaare Vedvik, Böhringer and Lodge.