The Cincinnati Bengals Announce College Free Agent Signings

Former Colorado Buffalo RB Rodney Stewart, a Columbus, Ohio, native, is a newly signed Bengal (photo courtesy of Colorado University)

From the Cincinnati Bengal Public Relations Department

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the signing of 14 college free agents.

The list includes three players with local/regional connections. LB Grant Hunter (Butler) is from Greater Cincinnati and played at Lakota West High School. DE Julian Miller (West Virginia) is from Columbus, Ohio and played at Beechcroft High School. HB Rodney Stewart (Colorado) is from Westerville, Ohio and played at Brookhaven High School.

Today’s full listing of CFAs signed:


–Ben Bojicic, C, 6-4, 300; Bowling Green; Farmington Hills, Mich.

–Derrius Brooks, CB, 5-10, 192; Western Kentucky; Fortson, Ga.

–Vontaze Burfict, LB, 6-1, 248; Arizona State; Corona, Calif.

–Bryce Davis, LS, 6-3, 250; Central Oklahoma; Duncan, Okla.

–Tyler Hansen, QB; 6-1, 218; Colorado; Murrieta, Calif.

–Justin Hilton, WR, 6-2, 190; Indiana State; Kissimmee, Fla.

–Grant Hunter, LB, 6-2, 245; Butler; Liberty Township, Ohio

–Brandon Joiner, LB, 6-3, 225; Arkansas State; Killeen, Texas

–Julian Miller, DE, 6-3, 255; West Virginia; Columbus, Ohio

–Kashif Moore, WR, 5-8, 180; Connecticut; Burlington, N.J.

–Taveon Rogers, WR, 5-11, 188; New Mexico State, Lancaster, Calif.

–Mike Ryan, G/OT, 6-6, 325; Connecticut; Tamaqua, Pa.

–Rodney Stewart, HB, 5-7, 180; Colorado; Westerville, Ohio

–Landon Walker, OT, 6-6, 305; Clemson; North Wilkesboro, N.C.

The CFA signees will have their first work with the team during the May 11-13 minicamp for rookies and eligible first-year players at Paul Brown Stadium.


The Bengals have arranged for a number of unsigned players to work with the team during the May 11-13 minicamp on a tryout basis.

Four of the tryout players currently set for the camp have local/regional connections:

–TE Josh Chichester played in college at Louisville and is from West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West HS).

–CB Reuben Haley played at the University of Cincinnati and is from Mount Healthy, Ohio (Mount Healthy HS)

–S Patrick McClellan played at Eastern Kentucky and is from Maineville, Ohio (Moeller HS).

–QB Tony Pike played at the University of Cincinnati and is from Reading, Ohio (Reading HS).



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