Rookie camp set for this weekend

Rookie camp set for this weekend 

Posted: 5:01 pm Thursday, May 7th, 2015

By John Boyle

The Cincinnati Bengals will hold their rookie camp Friday through Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, with all nine draft picks and a few dozen other first-year eligible players scheduled to attend.

The players will participate in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills in addition to attending meetings as the rookie class gets a chance to bond before being assimilated with the rest of the roster.

That didn’t happen last year. After the draft was pushed into mid May, the Bengals scrapped the rookie camp and had the new players join the veterans during OTA workouts.

The Bengals have yet to announce their roster of undrafted college free agents signed at the conclusion of Saturday’s seventh round, but through player and agent accounts on Twitter it appears the team has filled its roster with the maximum of 90 players.

The list includes University of Miami quarterback Ryan Williams, running backs Mark Weisman (Iowa) and Terrell Watson (Asuza  Pacific), wide receivers Jake Kumerow (Wisconsin-Whitewater) and Joe Craig (Memphis), tight end Matt Lengel (Eastern Kentucky), offensive linemen Jake Smith (Louisville) and Chris Jasperse (Marshall), defensive linemen Dezmond Johnson (Duke) and DeShawn Williams (Clemson), linebackers Tony Bell (Tennessee-Martin) and Trevor Roach (Nebraska), cornerback Troy Hill (Oregon), safety Floyd Raven (Texas A&M) and kicker Tom Obarski (Concordia-St. Paul).

A number of other players will attend the rookie camp on a tryout basis, including Moeller High School and Miami University quarterback Andrew Hendrix, who was part of the Bengals local-player workout the week before the draft.

The team will hold its first on-field workout from 3:10-4:40 p.m. Friday.