NFL veteran offensive lineman Quinton Spain signed a one-year, contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Spain spent the 2020 season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Quinton Spain, Cincinnati Bengals, Agree to Contract
After a trip to the free-agent market, veteran offensive guard Quinton Spain found his next landing spot. He came into the NFL as a member of the Tennesee Titans. Then, Spain spent 2019 and part of 2020 with the Buffalo Bills. After being released by the Bills during the season, he played out the stretch with the Cincinnati Bengals. Spain previously signed a three-year, $15 million extension in Buffalo, but was dropped as the team elevated former second-round pick, Cody Ford, to a starting role.
The guard played his college football at West Virginia University but went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft. He quickly found a role with the Titans, being named the team’s starting left guard for the final six games of his rookie season. Despite being a college free agent, Spain has received numerous starting opportunities. He has contributed 74 starts and has appeared in 79 games at the professional level. Spain made 48 starts with Tennessee, 18 starts with Buffalo, and eight with Cincinnati. While Spain joined Cincinnati in the middle of the season, he still played on 51% of the team’s offensive snaps a season ago.
Spain is originally from Petersburg, VA and played high school football for the Petersburg High School Crismon Wave. Over the past few years, he’s continually hosted a football skills camp in his hometown. The camp hosts 300 middle and high school football players, though younger players are invited to watch the camp to help with their development. On July 1, 2017, Mayor Sam Parham made a proclamation naming the day “Quinton Spain Day” in his hometown. Spain said in an interview, “they really surprised me with that. I didn’t know they were going to do that, but it was an awesome feeling. It’s great to come home. I’ll never forget where I came from.”
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