The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed cornerback Jalen Davis to a one-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced Wednesday. This comes just hours after the team re-signed long-snapper Clark Harris to a one-year deal.
Davis, a second-year player out of Utah State, was originally a 2018 college free agent signee of the Miami Dolphins, and he later spent time with the Arizona Cardinals. He joined the Bengals’ practice squad midway through last season and played in six games, recording four tackles.
For his career, Davis has played in 11 games and totaled 10 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. He’ll now compete for one of the final cornerback spots on the 53-man roster next season, though he’ll obviously be a practice squad candidate if nothing else.
Davis had been due to become an unsigned exclusive rights free agent on March 17. This helps ensure the Bengals have some of their 2020 corners back for 2021, as William Jackson III, Mackensie Alexander and LeShaun Sims are set to hit the open market, while Tony Brown will be a restricted free agent.