The Bengals on Wednesday signed cornerback Keiwan Ratliff as a free agent.
Ratliff originally was a Bengals second-round draft pick out of Florida in 2004. He played in 51 games with eight starts for the Bengals from 2004 through September of the '07 season, and he later had stints with Tampa Bay, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The Bengals re-signed him for the team's Wild Card playoff in January, then released him on June 18.
Ratliff, a native of Columbus, has career NFL totals of 73 games (12 starts), 139 tackles (103 solo), five interceptions and 16 passes defensed.
Most recently, Ratliff played for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL. The Tuskers finished their 2010 season with a 5-3 record and a berth in the league's championship game, which they lost to the Las Vegas Locomotives, 23-20.