The Bengals will sign wide receiver Rashaun Simonise, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (via Twitter). The Canadian wide receiver was one of six entrants in today’s Supplemental Draft and became a free agent after he went unselected. Of course, the other five players in this year’s “second chance” draft also went unselected.
In 2015, Simonise made some noise when he racked up 1,079 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in eight games in his junior season at the University of Calgary. However, he was recently declared academically ineligible for the upcoming season, which led him to enter his name into the 2016 Supplemental Draft. Since the end of the ’15 season, the 6’5″ receiver has been staying in football shape and even had a brief stint with the Chicago Eagles of the Champions Indoor Football League.
As shown on Roster Resource, Simonise will now look to battle with the likes of Brandon Tate, rookie Cody Core, Jake Kumerow, Mario Alford, James Wright, and Michael Bennett for one of the team’s final wide receiver spots.
The Vikings showed some early interest in Simonise, Wolfson notes, but they did not make it to his pro day or make an attempt to sign him today.