Aug 16, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Ben Jacobs (54) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Browns defeated the Packers 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals sign Former Browns MLB Ben Jacobs of Fresno State to Practice Squad



Coming off of a huge win on Sunday didn’t stop the Bengals from making a practice squad move for the third straight week, as the team announced today they’ve added linebacker Ben Jacobs of Fresno State to the practice squad. In order to make room for Jacobs, the team released offensive tackle Jeff Adams.

During his career as a Bulldog, he notched 387 career tackles with four sacks and one interception in four seasons from 2007-2010. He also tied an NCAA record with three forced fumbles in one game in 2009, and was later selected to the first-team All-WAC team as a senior. Coming into the 2011 NFL Draft, Jacobs was graded out anywhere between the 20th-30th best inside linebacker prospect.

Jacobs was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on July 30, 2011. After being waived prior to cutdown day,  he was later signed by Cleveland to the practice squad, and eventually worked his way up to the active roster on November 29, 2011. After battling this past Summer for a roster spot, Jacobs made it all the way to August 31st before the Browns finally cut him.



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