Bengals sign fourth-round center Russell Bodine

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed fourth-round selection center Russell Bodine.

THe former North Carolina standout is only the third player in franchise history whose rights the Bengals have obtained by trading up in the draft.

Cincinnati selected Bodine with the No. 111 selection, trading Nos. 123 and 199 to Seattle to move up 12 spots in the fourth round. Bodine may start as a rookie.

The Bengals have signed five of their eight draft selections, including four previous contracts for quarterback A.J. McCarron, Marquis Flowers, James Wright and Lavelle Westbrooks.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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