Last year, former Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd enjoyed a solid rookie campaign with the Cincinnati Bengals. With 54 catches for 603 yards, he was impressive as a late second-round NFL Draft pick. But despite that strong first year, a cursory glance at the Bengals' roster shows he'll have to work hard to keep his spot. First, there's A.J. Green, who is not only the undisputed top guy (no, not those top guys) but one of the best wideouts in the league. After that, the team re-signed their other starter, Brandon LaFell, to a two-year contract. That alone could be enough to keep Boyd where he's at as the team's third option. But then the Bengals also added John Ross with the No. 9 overall pick in
Last week, I mentioned that James Conner and Adam Bisnowaty had signed their rookie contracts after the NFL Draft. Two more Pitt players are now signed and accounted for. Offensive lineman Dorian Johnson signed with the Arizona Cardinals shortly after I wrote about Bisnowaty and Conner last week. Johnson inked a four-year deal with the team. Former Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman also signed with his new team, the Buffalo Bills. His terms weren't disclosed, either, but this site says he'll get a four-year deal worth about $2.6 million. Peterman was the last of Buffalo's drafted players to sign. That only leaves Ejuan Price and, to date, I've still not seen him signing a deal with the Rams.