College free agent signee from 2014 looks for a full season of action in ’15 ... Impressed coaches in ’14 training camp and preseason before suffering season-ending leg injury on Aug. 24 at Arizona ... A two-time All-Big 12 selection at Texas, garnering first-team honors at G in 2013 from Associated Press, Sporting News and ESPN.com ... Starter at ROT as a college sophomore.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14.
2014 recap: Played in three preseason games, with one start at LG ... Suffered leg injury Aug. 24 at Arizona ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list Aug. 30.
More college highlights: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Texas, appearing in 50 games with 42 starts (28 starts at LG, 14 at ROT) ... Started all 13 games in 2013, 12 at LG and one at ROT), and helped offense average 196.2 yards rushing yards per game while allowing just 16 sacks ... Started all 13 games at ROT as a sophomore and helped offense average 202.6 rushing yards and 392.5 yards total offense.
Personal: Hometown, and also offseason residence, is Houston, Texas ... Attended North Shore High School, where he was All-American, all-state, all-area and two-time first-team all-district as a senior ... 2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2011) ... Plays saxophone and clarinet ... Other hobbies include collecting Harry Potter memorabilia and playing PlayStation ... Returned to University of Texas following 2014 season to work on completing his bachelor’s degree.
Hue Jackson did his best Bill Belichick after Wednesday’s practice and announced, “On to Chicago.” It was more Grudenesque because it ended a six-minute analysis of how the Bengals can get better on offense after Monday night.
Running back Jeremy Hill had one word for Wednesday morning’s meeting, the Bengals’ first gathering for the first time since the 25-11 loss in Tampa Monday night in their second pre-season game.
In a move that had been widely anticipated in the next 10 days, the Bengals on Tuesday terminated the contract of veteran Josh Johnson to set up a final 53-man roster of two quarterbacks.