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Bengals sign TE, switch punters
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The Bengals signed free agent TE Kevin Brock, a first-year NFL player. Brock (6-5, 249; Rutgers) played in Games 3-6 of this season for Kansas City, with three catches for 36 yards. He was waived by the Chiefs on Oct. 29. He played in two games in 2011 for Buffalo, with two catches for 27 yards.
The team signed free agent P Zoltan Mesko, a fourth-year NFL player. Mesko (6-5, 225; Michigan) was a fifth-round New England draft choice in 2010 and punted in every Patriots game, including six postseason games, from 2010-12. In regular season play, he averaged 44.2 yards on 175 punts, with a 39.2 net, 71 inside-20s and 14 touchbacks. He was waived by New England on Aug. 31 of this year and signed Sept. 3 with Pittsburgh. He punted in Pittsburghs first seven games this season and averaged 42.5 yards on 34 punts, with a 36.7 net, three inside-20s and two touchbacks. He was waived by Pittsburgh on Oct. 29.
The Bengals waived P Shawn Powell, a second-year player from Florida State. Powell was signed by the Bengals on Dec. 17, following an injury to P Kevin Huber, and punted in the final two regular-season games.