The Cincinnati Bengals signed Mount St. Joseph tight end John Peters (who stands at six-foot-massive) to a contract, the team announced on Sunday. Peters is a local product who played high school at Lakota West and college at Mount St. Joseph, where he concluded his final season tied with a team leading nine receiving touchdowns on only 24 receptions and 424 yards receiving.
The team invited Peters to Cincinnati on a tryout basis for this weekend's rookie minicamp and it seems he impressed enough to be signed to a contract following the conclusion of the weekend's events.
"In the minicamp, J.P. (Peters) showed us good athleticism for a big, tall guy," said Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes. "He brings that element of a real potential upside in a certain area that you’re looking for in a lower-round draft pick or a college free agent. We think he has a shot to grow into the position. Like all these undrafted guys, he has a long way to go, but he’s going to get a chance to show what he can do."
Cincinnati corresponded Sunday's move by releasing Kevin Brock, who played 14 games for the Bengals in 2014 -- including two starts.
The Bengals also drafted Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah during the 2015 NFL draft and signed college free agent Matt Lengel. Even Jake Murphy is generating praise with Bengals.com writing that the "biggest surprise at the position may be
- Tyler Eifert
- Tyler Kroft
- C.J. Uzomah
- Jake Murphy
- Matt Lengel
- John Peters