Saturday, September 21, 2013
Bengals waive S Jeromy Miles again
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals waived safety Jeromy Miles yet again in another pregame roster move that drops the injured defensive back off the roster so a healthier player can be added for special-teams duty.
To correspond with Miles' release, the Bengals moved cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Lewis-Harris likely will fill the role linebacker J.K. Schaffer did last Monday, appearing primarily on special teams in Miles' absence. Miles currently is battling a hamstring injury.
Cincinnati waived Miles hours before Monday night's Week 2 game between the Bengals and Steelers and replaced his roster spot with Schaffer, a local product who participated in his first NFL game. After Miles cleared waivers two days later, the Bengals brought him back before effectively sending Schaffer back to the practice squad. With injuries throughout the secondary, the up-and-down roster moves involving Miles could become a trend until he and others get healthier.
Along with Miles, the Bengals likely will be without cornerbacks Brandon Ghee (concussion) and Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) when they host the Packers on Sunday. Neither practiced this week. Fellow cornerback Adam Jones (abdomen) finally practiced Thursday and Friday, but he was limited much of the week, too. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.