The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former UCLA Bruins undrafted safety Tony Dye to the practice squad:
We have signed S Tony Dye to the practice squad. #Bengals
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 24, 2013
After spending the 2012 NFL season on the Injured Reserve list, Dye was hoping to snag a roster spot with the Bengals in 2013, and even challenge for playing time with so many questions at safety. But with the emergence of George Iloka and Shawn Williams being drafted, Dye was the odd-man out when final cuts came around.
Dye opened training camp with the Bengals last year and played in the preseason, but was placed on I.R. on August 31 due to an ankle injury suffered against. the New York Jets.
Dye played four seasons at UCLA (2008-11), amassing 207 tackles with one interception.
He also took time this offseason to give us an interview and talk about life in the NFL.