Undrafted players may not get a fourth year on their rookie contracts, but they do get the ability to negotiate with multiple teams and, sometimes, choose where they want to sign. It’s not as glamorous as NFL free agency in March, but it’s a necessary part of the offseason for every club.
The Bengals’ draft class gives them a total of 75 players on their roster, and they’re allowed a maximum of 90 for the offseason. They can sign up to 15 college free agents before having to make subsequent cuts to their roster, but they likely won’t use all 15 vacancies on CFAs. The Bengals traditionally sign about 10 rookies right after the draft.
As soon as the NFL Draft ended, the Bengals immediately reached an agreement with Kansas Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams, easily one of the best players to go undrafted and could be one of the top candidates to go from 2021 UDFA signing to make the final roster this fall.
For all the latest news, updates, and analysis of the Bengals’ 2021 undrafted free agent class, keep it locked in on this stream to read up on each individual signing.