Bengals make roster moves in secondary

CINCINNATI -- The day before they could be playing without a veteran cornerback, the Cincinnati Bengals made a pair of roster moves in their secondary.

The Bengals on Saturday signed safety Tony Dye to the 53-man roster, activating him off their practice squad. The second-year player has been an off-and-on Bengal throughout his career, most recently signed to the practice squad Sept. 24 after being cut from the team at the end of the preseason three weeks earlier. The UCLA product signed as an undrafted free agent last year, but spent the entire 2012 season on the injured reserve due to a a preseason ankle injury.

Dye will be taking the roster spot occupied by cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, a first year defender from Tennessee-Chattanooga. Lewis-Harris was waived Saturday. He appeared in three games this season, registering three special teams tackles.

The roster moves come just before the Bengals' AFC North meeting against the Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. Veteran cornerback Chris Crocker (hamstring) currently is listed as Doubtful for the game.