2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Second-year player started the season on the 53-man roster, before being waived on Oct. 8 and signed to the practice squad Oct. 9 … Played in Games 1-4 on special teams (no statistics) … Saw action in all four preseason games, recording five tackles and two passes defended.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008 - Played for Bengals in Games 3, 7-8 and 13-16 ... Opened preseason with N.Y. Giants ... Waived on Aug. 30 ... Was briefly on Giants practice squad, and signed Sept. 3 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed Sept. 16 to Bengals 53-player roster and played on special teams (no statistics) Sept. 21 vs. Giants ... Waived Sept. 23, and re-signed to Bengals practice squad on Sept. 24 ... Signed Oct. 17 to Bengals 53-player roster and had one special-teams tackle Oct. 19 vs. Pittsburgh ... Waived Nov. 10, and signed to Bengals practice squad on Nov. 12 ... Re-signed to roster on Nov. 28 ... Inactive for Game 13, and played in Games 14-16 ... One special-teams tackle Dec. 7 at Indianapolis.
2007 - Signed with Miami as college free agent on May 3 ... Waived on Sept. 1, and signed Sept. 3 to N.Y. Giants practice squad, where he spent the regular season ... Signed to Giants roster for postseason play on Dec. 31 ... Inactive for NFC Wild Card game and for Super Bowl XLII vs. New England, but played in Divisional playoff on 1-13-08 at Dallas and in NFC Championship on 1-20-08 at Green Bay ... Had one tackle on defense at Dallas and one special-teams tackle at Green Bay.
COLLEGE: Two-year letterman at Howard (2005-06), after beginning career at Eastern Michigan (2003-04) ... Totaled 79 tackles and four INTs at Howard.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Detroit, Mich. … Attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track … Advertising major at Howard … Active in community service, he has made speaking visits to schools and has helped host activities for Special Olympians.
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