Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet before the AFC wild card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals sign guard Otis Hudson


 

The Cincinnati Bengals have wasted no time in finding another offensive lineman to fill in for the injured Tanner Hawkinson, as the team has signed former fifth-round draft pick Otis Hudson:

 

The 6-5, 320-pound Hudson rejoins the Bengals after spending his entire 3-year NFL career with them, most of which have been on the practice squad.

Hudson is a former fifth-round pick from the 2010 NFL draft, but never played a game in the NFL as he spent the next three years bouncing back-and-forth between the practice squad, the 53-man roster as a gameday inactive.

In 2012, Hudson played in all four preseason games before he was waived on Aug. 31, and signed Sept. 1 to the Bengals practice squad. The Bengals opted not to sign him to the offseason roster once the season ended, and he’s since been a free agent.

In 2011, Hudson made the opening day roster, but was Inactive for Games 1-4. He was eventually waived on Oct. 6 and signed to practice squad. He was later called up to the 53-man roster on Dec. 12, after Bobbie Williams was placed on the Injured Reserve list with a broken ankle, and was inactive for Games 14-16 and for Wild Card playoff game vs. the Houston Texans.

In college, Huson finished his career at Eastern Illinois after transferring from Minnesota.

Hudson likely be nothing more than a camp body, and he’s the perfect candidate, as he’ll know the offense better than any other free agent lineman.

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