Bengals sign 1st-rounder Ogbuehi, all 9 picks under contract

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi on Thursday, leaving all nine draft choices under contract.

Ogbuehi, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M, was the 21st overall pick. He's recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Liberty Bowl and isn't expected to be ready to play until sometime during the season.

The Bengals envision him as a starter in years to come, with left tackle Andrew Whitworth and right tackle Andre Smith in the final years of their contracts.

The Bengals also took an offensive tackle with their second pick in the draft. Jake Fisher of Oregon could be worked in as a backup to other spots on the line this season. Cincinnati returns its starting line intact.


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