The Bengals today signed two unrestricted free agents, one not formerly with the Bengals and one who is re-signing with Cincinnati
. The new name on the Cincinnati
roster is QB Josh Johnson, and returning to Cincinnati
is TE Richard Quinn.
Johnson (6-3, 205; University of San Diego), is a fifth-year NFL player in 2013. He entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft choice of Tampa Bay in 2008 and played in 26 games with five starts for the Bucs from ’08 through ’11. He signed with San Francisco as an unrestricted free agent for 2012, was released by the 49ers in final preseason cuts, and signed with Cleveland for the final regular season game, seeing brief action without a pass attempt. His career NFL statistics include 96 completions in 177 attempts (54.2 percent) for 1042 yards with five TDs and 10 interceptions.
“We’ll be in a competitive situation for our backup quarterbacks,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, “and Josh is known to (Bengals offensive coordinator) Jay Gruden from when they were both with Tampa Bay. We like Josh’s ability and experience added to our mix.”
Quinn (6-4, 264; North Carolina) is a fifth-year NFL player in 2013. He was on the Bengals roster for 15 games and the Wild Card playoff last season, but did not play. He played for Denver in 2009 and ’10 and for Washington in ’11.