Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign Four-Year Veteran Tight End

The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed tight end Drew Sample to a one-year contract for the upcoming season.

Sample was drafted by the Bengals in the second round in 2019 and will be entering his fifth season with the team. In 2022, he only played in two games due to a knee injury, but he has been an important part of the team's roster in previous years.

Across his four years in the NFL, Sample has caught 58 passes for 458 yards and one touchdown in 44 regular season games, 25 of which he started.

While Sample is expected to primarily serve as a blocking tight end and contribute to special teams for the Bengals in the upcoming season, he will also be competing with Devin Asiasi, Tanner Hudson, and Nick Bowers for a backup role behind the presumed starter, Irv Smith Jr.

The Bengals also lost their starting tight end in Hayden Hurst this offseason to the Carolina Panthers.

The terms of Sample's new contract have not been disclosed, but it's good to see that the Bengals are keeping him on the roster for another season despite interest from other teams. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports