Bengals re-sign tight end Brock

Brock caught five passes for 21 yards in the regular season and one pass for seven yards in the playoff loss to the Colts.

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CINCINNATI — The Bengals announced Friday they have re-signed tight end Kevin Brock.

Brock would have been an exclusive rights free agent on March 10. He was a second-year player in 2014 who played in 15 games, including the wild card playoff game at Indianapolis last Sunday, with three starts. The Bengals waived Brock on Aug. 26 but re-signed him on Sept. 16 after tight end Alex Smith was placed on injured reserve with a torn biceps.

Brock caught five passes for 21 yards in the regular season and one pass for seven yards in the playoff loss to the Colts. He originally entered the NFL in 2009 with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers. He spent time on the practice squads for Pittsburgh, Chicago, Oakland and Buffalo over the course of three seasons before being activated by the Bills for the final two games of 2011.

Brock was one of two ERFA the Bengals have on the roster along with cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris. They have two players who will be eligible for restricted free agency — linebacker Emmanuel Lamur and defensive tackle Devon Still — as well as 13 players who are eligible to become unrestricted free agents on March 10: left guard Clint Boling, quarterback Jason Campbell, tight end Jermaine Gresham, middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, safety Taylor Mays, offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, cornerback Terence Newman, kicker Mike Nugent, running back Cedric Peerman, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, tight end Alex Smith, wide receiver Brandon Tate and right tackle Eric Winston.