Bengals Make Three Player Moves

Linebacker Malik Jefferson runs out on punt coverage.
Linebacker Malik Jefferson runs out on punt coverage.

The Bengals today placed LB Malik Jefferson on the Reserve/Injured list and signed LB Chris Worley off the practice squad. The team also signed S Chris Cooper to the practice squad.

Jefferson, a rookie out of the University of Texas, suffered a foot injury in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. He was the second of two third-round Bengals draft picks this year. He played in 12 games this season and had three tackles on defense and seven tackles on special teams.

Worley, also a rookie, has spent the entire season on the Bengals' practice squad. He signed with the team this year as a college free agent out of Ohio State University and was added to the practice squad on Sept. 2 after being waived on final cuts.

Cooper (5-11, 200) fills the open spot on the practice squad created by Worley's signing. Cooper originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a college free agent out of Stony Brook this year. The Colts waived him on final cuts. He has not been with an NFL team this season.

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