CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX 56) – While most NFL rookie minicamps last three days, the Cincinnati Bengals held a one-day camp for its newcomers on Friday morning at the Paul Brown Stadium Practice Fields.
Former Kentucky tight end Justin Rigg was one of the Bengals on the field, signed as an undrafted free agent just hours after the NFL draft ended last month.
“Basically I gotta come in and nothing is guaranteed in the NFL so I gotta come in every day and put in the best work that I can each and every day show up early leave late do the right things that Kentucky taught us and I’ve learned my entire life,” Rigg said.
The Ohio native finished his six-year career in Lexington with 547 receiving yards and five touchdowns. His four TD’s in 2021 got him some NFL buzz with his ability to get open in goal line and red zone situations, and he earned a shot to sign with a pro team’s roster.
“Yeah had a good career at Kentucky so excited to get him in the fold here and see what he can do he’s played a high level of football it seems like he’s a smart kid so again we’ll just see how he gets aquainted with the other tight ends in the room as well,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said.
Headlining the rookie minicamp roster is Daxton Hill, a defensive back from Michigan and the team’s first-round pick, selected No. 31 overall.
The Bengals are looking to follow up a breakthrough 2021 season that resulted in the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance. OTA offseason workouts begin on June 6.