Saturday's promotion of safety
Dye, a free agent last season who signed out of UCLA, played in all four of this season’s preseason games and was waived on Aug. 31 before being signed to the practice squad Sept. 24, the same day Crocker re-signed in the wake of the spate of injuries against the Packers. Dye spent his rookie season on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury early in training camp.
To make room for Dye the Bengals released cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris after he had three special teams tackles in three games.
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DEATH IN FAMILY: On the Friday before their biggest game in a quarter of a century, a Hall of Fame Browns player who coached for the Bengals, died. Mike McCormack, who Browns and Bengals founder Paul Brown called the greatest offensive lineman he ever coached when he presented him in Canton, passed away at 83. Between his stints as a head coach in Philadelphia (1973-75) and in Baltimore (1980-81), McCormack coached the Bengals offensive line from 1976-79 under head coaches Tiger Johnson and Homer Rice.