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Draft Scout Cobi Hamilton News
09/11/14 - WR Cobi Hamilton was added to the practice squad by the Eagles Wednesday (Sept. 10).
09/10/14 - WR Cobi Hamilton was released from the practice squad by the Bengals Monday (Sept. 8).
08/29/14 - WR Cobi Hamilton: The second-year wide receiver has made some brilliant catches in the preseason and dropped some easy ones. In his final audition of the preseason against Indianapolis, Hamilton caught three passes for a game-high 74 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Wilson, his former teammate at the University of Arkansas. Meanwhile his primary competition for the final wide receiver spot, rookie seventh-round pick James Wright, sat out with a head injury.
Asked about Hamilton after the game, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said, "Cobi has had some good plays this preseason, and he's had some that weren't quite good enough."
The big issue outside of Wright's health is whether the Bengals can trust Hamilton to catch the ball, which is never a good question to ask of a wide receiver.
08/26/14 - WR Cobi Hamilton continues to impress ... and frustrate, which should make for an interesting decision on cutdown day. The Bengals waived Ryan Whalen on Monday, which means the final spot on the roster will go to either Hamilton or rookie James Wright. Hamilton had a chance to put a clench on the role Sunday night in Arizona when Wright was called for his third special-teams penalty in three games before leaving with a head injury. Hamilton caught three passes for 42 yards, but had two more big drops on third-down passes, and the question remains whether he is someone Andy Dalton can trust.
06/19/14 - WR Cobi Hamilton, the Bengals' sixth-round draft pick from 2013, didn't finish off camp exactly the way he would like as he dropped a few passes he should have caught.
But that barely diminished what was a strong offseason and strong step toward making the Bengals 53-man roster.
Hamilton drew praise from receivers coach James Urban, who called him the most improved receiver on the team during a season spent on the practice squad. This from a player who rewrote the University of Arkansas record books with 90 receptions and 1,335 receiving yards his senior year.
He displayed flashes of brilliance during this month's offseason training camp, blowing by defensive backs and hauling in acrobatic contested catches in the back of the end zone.
Hamilton will spend much of the next month home in Texas decompressing, but understanding any slack has been eliminated as he returns for the open of camp.
"It's pretty hard trying to come in and get immediate playing time as a rookie," Hamilton said. "There's a lot of stuff you got to know off the field and on the field to earn your time. This year is completely different for me. I know exactly what I have to do to get on the field."