With the rookie minicamp starting up in the near future, the team will also have several undrafted free agents and veteran signings playing alongside No. 5 overall pick Ja’Marr Chase and company.
Well, you can add two more to that list as the team has extended minicamp offers to former Browns and New York Giants quarterback Eric Dungey, who hasn’t actually had a snap in a regular-season game yet, and Bethune-Cookman receiver Jimmie Robinson.
Eric Dungey was originally an undrafted free agent, coming out of Syracuse.
In 2019, he signed with the Giants but was cut after training camp. He did eventually find himself on the Cleveland Browns practice squad and may now be bringing his talents to the Queen City.
At 24, the Bengals are clearly looking to add a young quarterback to train up behind Joe Burrow in case anything too crazy happens to the star again. At Syracuse, Dungey threw for 9,340 yards in four seasons. He also totaled 58 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
As for Jimmie Robinson, he’s coming out of Bethune-Cookman, where he registered 1,512 all-purpose yards in 2018. Robinson is best known for his lightning after speed, recording a 4.28 40-yard dash.
The Bengals did add LSU’s high-profile receiver Chase with their first-round pick, but the openings are there for both Robinson and Dungey to crack the roster if they can prove themselves during the minicamp.
Robinson should have a better shot as the team lost several receiver, including A.J. Green this offseason.