Bengals add depth at CB, O-line ahead of camp

CINCINNATI -- With most of the team already in town for mandatory workouts, the Bengals organization made four roster changes in an effort to plug holes on its depth chart.

The team announced Wednesday it has signed free agent offensive lineman Will Svitek, a ninth-year NFL player from Stanford.

Svitek, a 6-foot-6, 310-pounder tackle, has played previously with Kansas City (2005-07), Atlanta (2009-12) and New England (2013). He has 74 NFL games played (all regular season), including 18 starts. He played 11 games with two starts for the Patriots last season.

Bengals officials also agreed to terms with cornerback Victor Hampton, a college free agent from South Carolina.

Despite being somewhat undersized at 5-foot-9, Hampton saw action in 36 games with 22 starts in his three seasons with the Gamecocks (2011-13). He red-shirted in 2010.

The team also waived two players: cornerback Brandon Burton and linebacker Bruce Taylor.             

Burton, a fourth-year NFL player from Utah, joined the Bengals' roster as a free agent at the start of the 2014 league year. He has 19 games of NFL experience, with Minnesota and Buffalo.

Taylor, a Virginia Tech product, was signed for 2014 after a 2013 season in which he spent Games 10-16 and the Wild Card playoff on the Cincinnati practice squad.

Bengals players are currently in town for a mandatory mini-camp for veterans and rookies that runs through Thursday.

Voluntary organized team activities, or OTAs, will be held June 16 through 19.

Training camp begins July 23. Two weeks after that first practice, the Bengals will travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in their first preseason game.

No official date has been announced for that game. 

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