Bengals sign three rookies to deals

Defensive tackle Chris Okoye (91) played in all 13 games last season for Ferris State and was signed by the Bengals on Monday.

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Bengals on Monday signed three rookies who participated in this weekend’s rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis to deals: safety Tyrice Beverette; center Brad Lundblade and defensive tackle Chris Okoye .

To make room for the three signings, the Bengals waived guard Oni Omoile, tight end Scott Orndoff and safety Robenson Therezie. Omoile and Orndoff are first-year players in 2018, while Therezie is a third-year player.

Beverette started all 11 games last season at Stony Brook and recorded a team-high 98 tackles, including 9.0 for losses and 4.5 sacks, along with four interceptions and four forced fumbles.

Lundblade, who was signed as a college free agent on May 4 by the Seattle Seahawks but waived three days later, joined the Oklahoma State program as a walk-on before earning a scholarship before the ’15 season. He started every game for the Cowboys over his final two seasons (’16-17), and last year was named first-team All-Big 12.

Okoye played in all 13 games last season for Ferris State and recorded 25 tackles, including two for losses, with a half-sack and a forced fumble.


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