The Bengals today acquired two players on waivers — WR Pharoh Cooper from the Arizona Cardinals and HB Samaje Perine from the Washington Redskins. To make room on the roster, the Bengals waived WR Josh Malone and LB Hardy Nickerson.
Cooper (5-11, 207), a fourth-year player out of University of South Carolina, originally was a fourth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. He spent the majority of his first three NFL seasons with the Rams before ending last season with the Cardinals. He has played in 33 career games (four starts), and has 25 catches for 190 yards. He was waived by the Cardinals yesterday.
Perine (5-11, 240), a third-year player from the University of Oklahoma, was the first of two Redskins fourth-round draft picks in 2017. In 21 career games (eight starts) for the Redskins, he rushed for 635 yards and a TD on 183 carries, and he caught 25 passes for 187 yards and another TD. He also was waived yesterday.