Bengals Sign WR's Houshmandzadeh, Johnson

July 18, 2001

CINCINNATI (AP) - Former Oregon State receivers Chad Johnson and T.J.Houshmandzadeh and San Jose State tight end Sean Brewer agreed to terms withthe Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday.

Johnson, selected in the second round, agreed to a four-year contract. Heaveraged 21.8 yards per catch in 2000 while helping lead the Beavers to aFiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame.

Brewer, drafted in the third round, agreed to a three-year contract. He hadthe fastest 40-yard dash time (4.73 seconds) among tight ends at the NationalScouting Combine.

Houshmandzadeh also agreed to a three-year deal. He led Oregon State with 48receptions last season while gaining 730 yards.

The Bengals did not disclose financial terms of the contracts.

First-round selection Justin Smith, the fourth overall pick in the draft, isthe only drafted player who has not yet signed with the Bengals. Smith is adefensive end from Missouri.

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