Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Bengals sign Lewis-Harris to practice squad
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals made a series of roster moves Tuesday that brought back a recently waived member of their secondary.
Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, who was waived Saturday, was re-signed to the Bengals' practice squad. When the defensive back was knocked off the 53-man roster over the weekend, fellow defensive back Tony Dye was promoted off the practice squad and took his place. Dye, making his first career NFL start Sunday, factored in the Bengals' 41-20 win over the Cleveland Browns when he scooped a blocked punt and returned it for a touchdown.
Lewis-Harris, a Tennessee-Chattanooga product, is a first-year NFL player who spent the first two games of the season on the practice squad. He spent the next eight on the 53-man roster, playing in three games. He was credited with three special-teams tackles in those appearances.
Along with Lewis-Harris' addition, the Bengals restored fullback Chris Pressley and quarterback Zac Robinson to practice eligibility. Both were on the physically unable to perform list due to injuries that predated the start of training camp. They will remain on the PUP list, even though they can practice at any time in the next 21 days. During this three-week window, they are eligible to practice and can be activated at any time during it. If that period ends with no activation, they will remain on the PUP list, but not eligible for activation for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.