Bengals re-sign veteran wide receiver

Credit: Charlie Riedel

Credit: Charlie Riedel

An important depth piece to the Cincinnati Bengals offense is returning.

The Bengals on Tuesday announced they have re-signed wide receiver Trenton Irwin to a one-year contract extension through the 2024 season.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati also is still on the hunt for a right tackle.

Irwin, a fifth-year player, originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent in 2019 but was waived among final roster cuts that August and eventually joined Cincinnati’s practice squad. After stints bouncing between the roster and practice squad his first four seasons with the Bengals, he became an important fixture in 2023, making the 53-man roster out of camp for the first time and serving as the team’s fourth wide receiver.

Coming off a four-touchdown 2022 campaign, Irwin played in 16 games last season and made five starts while Tee Higgins battled injury. He finished with 316 yards on 25 catches with one touchdown. During his five years with Cincinnati, he has played in 34 regular-season games and has caught 43 passes for 586 yards and five touchdowns.

The Bengals are likely losing Tyler Boyd in free agency, and Irwin should continue to compete for more opportunities in 2024. He also was re-signed in free agency last year.

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