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Bengals sign Orien Harris

Posted: 11:55 a.m.

The Bengals on Tuesday signed free agent defensive tackle Orien Harris.

Harris played in 16 games for the Bengals in 2008, with 14 starts, logging 24 tackles. The Bengals traded him to St. Louis on May 7 of this year, with Cincinnati acquiring running back Brian Leonard. St. Louis traded Harris to Detroit on July 22, and he was with the Lions in preseason. He made the Lions' opening 53-player roster, was inactive for the season opener, and was waived on Sept. 16.

Harris first entered the NFL in 2006, as a fourth-round draft choice of Pittsburgh. He opened the 2008 preseason with New Orleans and was acquired by the Bengals for 2008 on an Aug. 31 waiver claim.  

Harris fills a Bengals roster spot opened yesterday, when defensive end Antwan Odom was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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