Ninth-year pro signed with Bengals for 2013 as unrestricted free agent and is in No. 3 TE role ... Has a TD catch … Spent the last three seasons with Cleveland ... Played 12 games for Browns in 2012, with two starts, and had 13 receptions for 47 yards ... Began NFL career with Tampa Bay in 2005 as a third-round draft choice ... Came into ’13 with 103 career NFL games, with 55 starts, 160 catches for 1461 yards and 12 TDs.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in Games 1-11, with a start in Game 10, Nov. 10 at Baltimore, replacing injured Jermaine Gresham … Had three-yard reception at Baltimore, his first of the season … Had a two-yard TD catch Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland ... One special teams tackle ... Played in three preseason games with one start as second tight end.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Tampa Bay in third round of 2005 NFL Draft (71st overall) ... Signed with Buccaneers on 7-28-05 ... Traded to New England on 4-30-09 (Bucs received 2010 fifth-round draft choice) ... Waived by Patriots on 9-5-09 ... Signed as free agent with Philadelphia on 9-8-09 ... Eagles contract expired (no RFA qualifying offer) on 3-4-10 ... Signed with Cleveland as free agent on 5-4-10 ... Re-signed with Browns as unrestricted free agent on 3-15-12 ... Signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 4-16-13.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2005—Played in every game as a Tampa Bay rookie and started 10, contributing to 11-5 NFC South championship season ... Ranked second on team in receptions (41) and third in receiving yards (367), with two TDs ... Led NFL rookie TEs in receptions and ranked third among all rookies ... Scored his two TDs in his NFL debut, 24-13 win Sept. 11 at Minnesota.
2006—Played 14 games with seven starts for Tampa Bay, catching 35-for-250 with three TDs ... In Oct. 8 loss at New Orleans, his three-yard TD catch from Bruce Gradkowski gave Bucs 21-17 lead in fourth quarter ... In 14-13 win Oct. 15 vs. Bengals, had two-yard TD reception from Gradkowski ... Had nine-yard scoring catch from Tim Rattay in 34-31 win Dec. 17 at Chicago.
2007—Started all 14 games he played for Bucs 9-7 NFC South winners ... Caught 32-for-385 with three TDs ... Scored only two Bucs TDs, both on passes from Jeff Garcia, in 33-14 loss Oct. 7 at Indianapolis ... Six-yard TD catch in Wild Card playoff loss 1-6-08 vs. N.Y. Giants.
2008—Had his third straight season with three TD catches for Bucs, totaling 21-for-250 ... Bucs won all three games in which he scored, 30-21 on Sept. 28 vs. Green Bay, 27-3 on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina and 30-27 on Nov. 2 at Kansas City ... Also at Chiefs, had a two-point conversion reception.
2009—Following trade to New England and subsequent release by Patriots, signed with Philadelphia and played in every game with five starts for Eagles 11-5 Wild Card team ... Used primarily as a blocker, catching three-for-25 in regular season and one-for-eight in Wild Card playoff loss to Dallas.
2010—Signed with Cleveland as free agent ... Played in three games, active-DNP for two and inactive for 11.
2011—Played in Cleveland's first 14 games, with four starts, before missing final two with a shoulder injury ... Caught 14-for-131, with a one-yard TD catch from Colt McCoy on Oct. 16 at Oakland.
2012—Played in Cleveland's final nine games, with 12 total appearances on the season ... Saw most of his action in season’s second half in an H-back role ... Had season highs of three receptions and 30 yards in Game 2, Sept. 16 at Bengals, but left game in fourth quarter due to concussion and was inactive for Games 3-5 ... Returned to action in Oct. 14 victory vs. Bengals (no receptions) ... In win Oct. 28 vs. San Diego, served as lead blocker out of backfield as Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards with 5.1-yard average ... Three-for-eight receiving Nov. 4 vs. Baltimore, and aided Richardson rushing total of 105 yards.
COLLEGE: Lettered in four seasons (2001-04) at Stanford, playing 44 games with 32 starts ... Career totals of 107 receptions for 1291 yards and eight TDs ... As a senior, earned multiple second-team All-America nods and finished second in voting for Mackey Award (nation’s top TE) ... Redshirted in 2000.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Denver, Colo. ... Attended Mullen High School, where he earned All-America football honors while also lettering in basketball and track ... Economics major at Stanford, and participated in NFL Business and Entrepreneurial Program at Stanford graduate school of business in 2009 ... Founded Easii foundation in 2007, with goal of helping underprivileged youth gain college scholarships ... Crowned EA Sports Madden Bowl champion in 2007 and ’08 ... Has twin boys (Amari and Aiden) ... Father, Edwin, played DE for Denver Broncos from 1973-76, first Bahamian NFL player.
The Bengals signed one AFC North refugee in former Browns tight end Alex Smith on Tuesday, and Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison remains on their radar despite a USA Today report that characterized the negotiations as going badly.