Former Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley is signing with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, a source close to Worley told Eleven Warriors after Saturday's final day of the 2018 NFL draft.
Ohio State later confirmed Worley's signing with a post on its official Twitter account.
Worley becomes the third captain from last year's Ohio State team to end up with the Bengals, joining first-round pick Billy Price and third-round pick Sam Hubbard.
After waiting through three days of the draft only to not hear his name called, Worley tweeted after signing with the Bengals that he was ready to get back on the field.
Im so ready to just go play lol— Christopher Worley (@TheRealJizzle35) April 28, 2018
A two-year starter for the Buckeyes, Worley played all three linebacker positions in Ohio State's 4-3 defense, accumulating 153 total tackles, including 11 tackles for loss. At the next level, he projects as a backup linebacker with the versatility to play multiple positions but will also likely have to make his mark on special teams to make the Bengals' roster.