October 24, 2014

Bengals Add Standeford

The Bengals announced a roster move today with the signing of street free agent WR John Standeford.  You can read the team’s PR release here.

Standeford was a favorite target of QBs Drew Brees and Kyle Orton at Purdue, and finished his Boilermaker career as the Big Ten leader in receptions with 266.  He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2004, and also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions.  His most prolific season was 2008, when as a Lion he played in nine games and starting four.  He finished the season with 15 receptions for 244 yards. Since being waived by the Lions in 2009, he’s been in the UFL, most recently with the Virginia Destroyers (formerly the Florida Tuskers).

Standeford is a bit old for a project WR (29 years old), but as a former Tusker, he has experience with Jay Gruden and his West Coast Offense.  This looks to be camp fodder, as this observer doubts he’ll make the final roster with Jerome Simpson, A.J. Green, Andre Caldwell, Jordan Shipley, Quan Cosby, and Ryan Whalen all presumably assured of a spot.