Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign Former 2nd-Round Pick Guard

The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed Max Scharping, a former second-round pick, to a one-year contract, according to reports.

Scharping played in 14 games for the Bengals last season, providing reliable depth as a guard.

Although he did not start any games, his experience and versatility make him a valuable asset for the Bengals' offensive line.

Scharping originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick of the Houston Texans in the 2019 draft, after playing college football at Northern Illinois. He played out the final year of his rookie deal with the Bengals in 2022 after being waived by the Texans during the preseason. 

While Scharping's career has not yet lived up to his draft status, his return to the Bengals is likely a welcomed move, as the team prioritizes improving their offensive line.

Last season, Scharping played in three regular-season games on offense and struggled during the playoffs while filling in for the injured Alex Cappa at right guard.

Despite this, his reliability and experience make him a valuable depth option for the Bengals. 
Photo Credit: 
The Enquirer-USA TODAY Sports