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Bengals re-sign DB Brandon Wilson

The Bengals get another in-house player re-signed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed Brandon Wilson to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday.

Wilson, who will be a third-year player in 2019, joined the Bengals as a sixth-round draft pick in 2017 and has played in 24 games over his first two seasons. Considered a core special teams contributor for the Bengals, he ranked second in special teams tackles last season (nine) and tied for fourth in 2017 (five).

Wilson, whose previous contract was due to expire this Wednesday, had been issued an exclusive rights tender by the Bengals on Friday.

The Bengals actually traded up in that 2017 NFL Draft to select the former Houston Cougars defensive back in Round 6. However, injuries led to him bouncing between the practice squad and 53-man roster.

With Wilson back, he’ll look to compete for playing time behind starters Shawn Williams and Jessie Bates, as well as backup Clayton Fejedelem, who is the clear-cut third safety heading into next season.