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Bengals re-sign Tony McRae

McRae quietly had a solid 2018 season as he looks for a bigger role in 2019.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed cornerback Tony McRae to a one-year deal.

McRae, a third-year player in 2019, originally joined the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has played in 16 career games for the Bengals, with one start, and has five tackles, a pass defensed and eight special teams tackles. He played in a career-high 12 games this past season.

McRae also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills in 2017 before returning to Cincinnati later in the season. He signed the exclusive rights tender the Bengals extended to him on March 8.

While the Bengals are deep at cornerback, keeping Mcrae was always going to be a wise move. He’s been a valuable backup and special teams player. He may not see many defensive snaps with Darqueze Dennard, William Jackson, Dre Kirkpatrick and B.W. Webb on the roster, but he should earn a spot on the 53-man roster.