NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals Sign Devwah Whaley

April 28, 2020

Devwah Whaley has been signed to the National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals after being picked up as an unrestricted free agent.

A Stabroek News story said, “Devwah Whaley, a 22-year-old Bermudian, has been given the chance to realise his dream of playing in America’s National Football League [NFL] after being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, a franchise that struggled badly last season.

“Whaley, a running back at the University of Arkansas, was not selected in the NFL draft at the weekend, but was picked up as an unrestricted free agent, and could take to the field with Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner and number 1 overall selection, if all goes well, commentators said.

“The pundits said it was no surprise that Whaley was not picked up initially, after two largely injury-affected seasons in his junior and senior years with the Razorbacks.

“Arkansas were the worst team in the power-packed Southeastern Conference in 2019 with an 0-8 record – 2-10 overall – costing them any chance of being invited to a bowl game, primetime viewing for college football enthusiasts and NFL scouts.

“Whaley, who was mostly used as a blocking back and for short-yardage plays, had only 69 carries for 278 yards with four touchdowns in 2019. He also caught 16 passes out of the backfield for 141 yards.

“The interest around Whaley after a freshman year when he rushed for more than 600 yards was genuine.”

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