Bengals Sign Fifth-Round DE Khalid Kareem

The Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed fifth-round pick DE Khalid Kareem to his rookie contract, the team announced.

That leaves just Cincinnati’s top two picks, first-round QB Joe Burrow and second-round WR Tee Higgins, unsigned. 

Round Player Pos. Status
1 Joe Burrow QB  
2 Tee Higgins WR  
3 Logan Wilson ILB Signed
4 Akeem Davis-Gaither OLB Signed
5 Khalid Kareem DE Signed
6 Hakeem Adeniji OT Signed
7 Markus Bailey LB Signed

Kareem, 22, was a two-year starter at Notre Dame where he was a team captain, before being selected in the fifth round of the draft by the Bengals.

He is expected to sign a four-year rookie deal worth $3,649,474, which includes a signing bonus of $354,474.

During his four-year career at Notre Dame, Kareem started in 26 games and recorded 109 tackles, 13 sacks, and four forced fumbles.


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