The Bengals today cleared DE Sam Hubbard to return to practice by designating him for return from the Reserve/Injured list.
Hubbard had been on the Reserve/Injured list since Oct. 15 with an elbow injury that he suffered in Game 5 at Baltimore. Today starts a 21-day period during which Hubbard may practice with the team without counting against the 53-player active roster. He is eligible to be activated to the roster at any time during that period.
Hubbard has played in five games (all starts) this season, and has 23 tackles and a sack.