Second-year player out of Fresno State has joined Bengals practice squad after opening 2012 on Cleveland practice squad ... Entered NFL in 2011 with Cleveland as college free agent and spent the first 12 weeks of ’11 on Browns practice squad before being signed to active roster and playing in final five games (no statistics).
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Spent preseason with Cleveland and played in all four Browns preseason games, logging 10 tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Waived Aug. 31 and signed Sept. 1 to Browns practice squad ... Released by Browns on Oct. 9 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on Nov. 12.
Everyone saw it coming, but it still didn’t make it any easier Friday when the Bengals released one of their more versatile players and valued leaders across the defensive front and around the locker room in 11-year veteran Robert Geathers.
The kids keep pushing the vets more than ever. The Bengals aren't handing out a lot of scholarships. Vontaze Burfict is the Bengals' answer to Malcolm Butler.