As is the case every year, once the draft comes to an end, there are many players still looking for a home. Usually, those undrafted players quickly sign with a team and get ready to go to work. Often times it is better for a player to go undrafted instead of getting picked in the final round. Players can assess their situation and see if a team has a need at their position or has shown a lot of interest in them. In some cases, players simply choose to stay closer to home.
Former Florida State Seminoles running back James Wilder, Jr. announced via his twitter and instagram that he has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
I’m proud to announce that I’m apart of the bengals family and to be able to call Cincinnati my new… http://t.co/2O99a2US1W
— James Wilder Jr (@IAm_Wilder32) May 11, 2014
The Bengals don’t have a hole at running back, but perhaps Wilder could make his bones as a fullback and on special teams. Wilder rushed for 563 yards and eight touchdowns on 81 carries in 2013.