The Bengals announced that they have signed first-round pick CB Darqueze Dennard on Thursday.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) June 12, 2014
- Cincinnati now has their entire 2014 draft class under contract.
Dennard’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $7,978,898 and includes a signing bonus of $4,122,836, according to OverTheCap.com.
During his four years at Michigan State, Dennard recorded 167 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles, one sack and 26 passes defensed.
He joins a Bengals secondary that includes veteran Leon Hall, Terence Newman and Adam Jones, so I’m sure they are glad to have some youth at the position. Dennard is a strong defender who should fit right in with the Bengals physical defense.