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Bengals sign Hill, Clarke


The Cincinnati Bengals locked up two more draft picks today, leaving only first-round selection Darqueze Dennard unsigned.

Second-round running back Jeremy Hill and third-round defensive end Will Clarke agreed to terms Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1, 233-pound Hill set the LSU school record for career yards per rush at 6.25. He had six rushes of 50 yards or more last year.

Clarke (6-6, 271) exceled at both defensive tackle and end during his career at West Virginia. He had six sacks and 17 tackles for a loss last season.

The other five picks who signed last week are center Russell Bodine (fourth round, North Carolina), quarterback AJ McCarron (fifth round, Alabama), linebacker Marquis Flowers (sixth round, Arizona), wide receiver James Wright (seventh round, LSU) and cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks (seventh round, Georgia Southern).

The Bengals will begin Phase III of the offseason program today when OTAs get underway at Paul Brown Stadium. The practices are open to the media, but not fans.


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