Posted: 9:40 a.m.
The Bengals have acquired linebacker Carl-Johan Bjork as an International Practice Squad player for the 2008 season.
BjorkBjork (pronounced "bee-YORK") is from Stockholm, Sweden. He played three seasons (2005-07) in NFL Europe with Amsterdam, and was an International Practice Squad player for the Dallas Cowboys in 2006 and the Green Bay Packers in 2007.
International Practice Squad players are allotted to teams in four NFL divisions every year, on a rotating basis, with teams acquiring one player per roster. The Bengals have an exemption from counting Bjork on the preseason roster, as well as on the Practice Squad during the regular season. Bjork (6-0, 230) will be eligible to play in preseason games.