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Cincinnati Bengals sign first-, second-round draft picks

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 2:23 PM


            NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: Jonah Williams of Alabama poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen #11 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: Jonah Williams of Alabama poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen #11 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday signed first- and second-round picks Jonah Williams and Drew Sample.

Williams, a tackle out of the University of Alabama, was the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Sample, a tight end out of the University of Washington, was the 52nd overall selection.

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Williams (6-foot-5, 302 pounds) started all 44 possible games in college career for the Crimson Tide.

Sample (6-5, 255) spent five seasons at Washington and caught 46 career passes for 487 yards and five touchdowns.

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The Bengals have signed eight of their 10 draft picks. Only linebacker Germaine Pratt (third round) and quarterback Ryan Finley (fourth) remain unsigned.