Bengals add CB Russell with secondary depleted by injuries
CINCINNATI (AP) — With their secondary depleted by injuries, the Bengals signed cornerback KeiVarae Russell off the practice squad Thursday for an upcoming game in Kansas City.
Russell was the Chiefs’ third-round pick in 2016. He’s played in 13 games for Cincinnati over the past two seasons. The Bengals needed another cornerback with Darqueze Dennard sidelined by a shoulder injury suffered during a 28-21 loss to the Steelers.
Safety Shawn Williams also suffered a concussion during the game. He was cleared on Thursday and had a limited practice.
The Bengals waived receiver Auden Tate to open a roster spot. The seventh-round pick was inactive for the first six games.
Cincinnati (4-2) also is missing linebacker Nick Vigil, out indefinitely with an injured left knee.