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.
While Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill annexed the clock for 39:10, the Bengals defense stoned the Texans on 2.9 yards per carry as Cincinnati’s offensive and defensive lines stood the metrics on their head in Sunday's 22-13 victory in Houston.
For the second straight week the Bengals’ stars grabbed a hostile environment by the scruff of the neck Sunday and willed their way to an utterly necessary victory in the demolition derby that has become the AFC North when they swapped paint with the Texans in a 22-13 victory at something called NRG Stadium to stay in the lead at 7-3-1.
On Sunday against the Bengals, the overwhelming favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn’t have a sack, force a fumble, intercept a pass, or score a touchdown. More importantly, his team didn’t get a win.
HOUSTON - Left tackle Andrew Whitworth put Sunday’s 22-13 victory over the Texans at NRG Stadium right there with the victories in Baltimore and Pittsburgh and other ghosts that have bedeviled the Green-Dalton Bengals.