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.
With multiple media reports bannering an extension for Vontaze Burfict, the Bengals continue their tradition of using the preseason as their March Madness for free agency.
Marvin Lewis says two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins is a go for the regular-season opener in Baltimore Sept. 7. And he could potentially play in Sunday’s third preseason game in Arizona (8 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) for his season debut after working in team drills Wednesday.