Bengals sign Chase, Ossai

The Bengals today signed their remaining two unsigned draft picks — WR Ja’Marr Chase and DE Joseph Ossai.

            Chase (6-0, 201), a first-round pick, spent 2018-19 at Louisiana State University (he opted out of the ’20 season). He played in 27 career games (21 starts) and totaled 98 catches for 2093 yards and 23 TDs. He posted eight career 100-yard receiving games, including three 200-yard games. In 2019, he set single-season SEC records for receiving yards (1780) and TDs (20) en route to winning the Biletnikoff Award as college football’s top receiver.

            Ossai (6-4, 256), a third-round pick, spent the last three seasons (2018-20) at the University of Texas. He played in 36 career games (24 starts) and totaled 101 tackles, including 30.5 for losses and 11 sacks, along with two INTs, five PDs, five FFs, a FR and a blocked kick. Last season, he recorded a tackle for a loss in eight of the nine games he played, and his 16 tackles for losses ranked second nationally.

            With these two signings, all 10 of the Bengals’ 2021 draft picks now are under contract.