The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that they’ve signed TE Moritz Bohringer and WR DaMarkus Lodge to futures contracts for the 2020 season.
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Bohringer, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2016. He signed a four-year deal worth $2,490,420 with Minnesota but was cut loose at the start of the 2016 season and later re-signed to the Vikings’ practice squad.
Bohringer returned to the Vikings on a future/reserve contract in 2017 but was once again cut loose. The Bengals added him to their practice squad as their international development player a year ago and he’s remained in Cincinnati ever since.
In Germany, Boehringer caught 70 passes for 1,461 yards (20.9 YPR) and 16 touchdowns, which was good enough for Rookie of the Year honors.