The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed four players Monday. Fullback Chris Pressley, defensive tackle Nick Hayden, running back Cedric Peerman, and linebacker Vincent Rey had expiring contracts until the Bengals re-signed them, according to the team’s press release.
Pressley signed a two-year extension. The four-year veteran originally signed with the Bengals as an undrafted rookie free agent from Wisconsin, but made his NFL debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.
After being traded by the Bengals and released by the Buccaneers, Cincinnati re-signed him in 2010. The 5-11, 260-pounder from New Jersey was the Bengals’ No. 1 fullback last season and played in 15 games, aiding a 1,067-yard rushing season performance by running back Cedric Benson and contributed to a pass protection unit that finished (tied for fourth) in the NFL for fewest sacks allowed (25).
Hayden and Peerman are third-year players, and Rey is a second-year player. Hayden, Peerman and Rey signed one-year extensions.
Hayden participated in two games last season and had three tackles.
Peerman played in 15 games and tied for second in special teams tackles with 13. Peerman saw some action on the offense side of the ball as he had three carries, his longest run was for 11 yards.
Rey played in every game in 2011 and had nine special teams stops, and also saw some defensive action.