Cincinnati is one of eight NFL teams that will carry an additional overseas player on its offseason roster as part of the International Player Pathway program, the league announced Tuesday.
Moritz Bohringer, a 6-foot-4, 227-pounder receiver/tight end, a first-year player, has been added to the Bengals' roster.
In 2016, Bohringer became the first player to be drafted by an NFL team directly from Europe, when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round. He spent the entire 2016 season on the Vikings' practice squad, and he was later waived on final cuts prior to the 2017 season.
The Aalen, Germany, native did not play in the NFL last season
The International Player Pathway program, instituted in 2017, aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level.