Bengals re-sign Chris Crocker

Updated: September 25, 2013, 2:25 PM ET
By Coley Harvey | ESPN.com

CINCINNATI -- One day after making a move to shore up their practice-squad depth in the secondary, the Cincinnati Bengals made two more roster moves Wednesday with the defensive backfield in mind.

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Cincinnati re-signed safety Chris Crocker and terminated the contract of offensive tackle Dennis Roland, who had been brought back by the Bengals on Sept. 4 after being waived as part of the final round of training camp cuts.

Crocker, a 2003 third-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, returned after spending parts of the past five seasons with the Bengals. He was re-signed as a free agent last September, just before Cincinnati traveled to Cleveland for a division game that it lost. The Bengals head to northern Ohio for another AFC North clash Sunday afternoon.

In nine starts playing both free and strong safety last season, Crocker had three interceptions and 29 tackles.

Cincinnati is dealing with a bevy of injuries at cornerback. The Bengals' secondary also is dealing with off-field drama concerning cornerback Adam Jones, who was cited earlier this week for disorderly conduct.

According to reports, safety George Iloka also has been fined this week for a shoulder-to-helmet hit that gave Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley a concussion.

On Tuesday, the Bengals added safety Tony Dye to their practice squad. Like Roland, Dye was part of the team in the summer before he was let go at the end of training camp.

Dye's inclusion appeared to be a response to the departure of safety Jeromy Miles, who was claimed off waivers Monday by Baltimore.

Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter

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