With backup safety Jeromy Miles once again being unlikely to play this week, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to waive him and call-up someone from the practice squad in order to take his roster spot:
#Bengals waive S Jeromy Miles; sign CB Chris Lewis-Harris from PS
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) September 21, 2013
Instead of calling-up linebacker J.K. Schaffer again, the team opted for a cornerback to replace the ailing Dre Kirkpatrick and Brandon Ghee.
Chris Lewis-Harris (5-10, 180; Tennessee-Chattanooga) is a first-year NFL player. He was with the Bengals in the 2013 preseason and was on the practice squad for Games 1-2. He spent most of last season on the Bengals practice squad and played in Games 15-16 plus the team’s playoff game at the Houston Texans.
From what he’s shown through two years, had it not been for the fact that Ghee and Kirkpatrick were higher draft picks than him, he may have actually made the final 53-man roster this year, as he outperformed both of them this preseason, and don’t be surprised to see him get double-digit snaps on defense this week.