Report: MB’s Taylor agrees to contract with Bengals

Former Myrtle Beach High football standout Bruce Taylor didn’t get to hear his name called in the 2013 NFL Draft, but it appears he will get a chance to play professional football at the top level anyway, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

The 6-foot-1, 237-pound linebacker out of Virginia Tech went undrafted after Saturday’s fifth and sixth rounds. But, according to the SI.com report, Taylor will sign a free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. He will compete for a roster spot when the team opens training camp this summer

Taylor’s free-agent status isn’t too surprising after a foot injury kept him sideined for much of his junior and senior seasons.  After his  breakout sophomore season, when he posted 91 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Taylor’ suffered a Lisfranc injury sidelined him for the final four games of the 2011 season.

The nagging injury also plagued him during his senior year but he fared well at the Hokies’ Pro Day last month.

Photo courtesy of VT Athletics

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