Bengals sign draft picks Flowers, Wright

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals signed two of their late-round draft picks Wednesday.

Arizona outside linebacker Marquis Flowers (sixth-round pick) and LSU receiver James Wright (the first of two seventh-round picks) signed.

Flowers played several positions including outside linebacker and safety. That versatility intrigued Bengals coaches, as did his 4.5-second time in the 40-yard dash. Flowers played in 50 games for the Wildcats, recording 267 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 27.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions.

Wright, who appeared in some special teams packages at LSU, caught 25 passes for 304 yards in his 50-game career.

Per the NFL's rookie wage scale, both players likely will be paid less than $500,000 this season. Contract details have not been released.

The rest of the Bengals' draft picks, including first-round cornerback Darqueze Dennard and fifth-round quarterback AJ McCarron, are without contracts.