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Defensive Back R.J. Stanford Signs with Cincinnati Bengals

March 25th, 2014 at 12:05 AM
By Cody Dalga

After staying silent for the first week and a half of free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals have made their second free agent signing. R.J. Stanford, who spent the past two seasons with the Miami Bengals, reportedly signed a deal with the club. 

Drafted out of the University of Utah, he has spent the past two seasons in Miami. He spent the prior two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. While playing as a special-teamer and back up defensive back he has accrued 39 career tackles as well as one interception. He played just 26 defensive snaps in the 2013 season. 

The five foot, ten inch Stanford began his college career as a running back before making the transition to the other side of the ball. 

He may be able to make an impact early on depending on the status of Leon Hall, who injured himself last season with an achilles injury. Even with his signing, the Bengals are still likely to draft a defensive back with their first-round pick (24th overall) in this year's draft. 

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