Thursday, June 5, 2014
Bengals add receiver to get roster to 90
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals claimed receiver Jasper Collins off waivers from Pittsburgh on Thursday, pushing their roster up to the NFL's pre-training camp limit of 90.
Other cuts could come between now and the start of training camp July 24, but for now the Bengals are at capacity.
Collins is a first-year player who spent last season with Miami and Cleveland. After getting cut by the Browns last September, he spent most of the season as part of the Dolphins' practice squad. After he was cut by Miami, the Steelers picked him up before waiving him Wednesday.
Before signing in the league last spring as an undrafted free agent, Collins played college ball in the Division III ranks at Mount Union.
His addition gives the Bengals another offseason body at their already deep receiver positions. The Bengals now have 11 receivers on the roster.