We floated the idea earlier of the Bengals signing cornerback Antoine Winfield if (morel like when) the team announces that Leon Hall has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list and free-up a roster spot. The Bengals have already said they don’t plan to sign a free agent, but they may be forced to with injury-prone CBs Brandon Ghee and Dre Kirkpatrick on the roster, and Adam Jones has battled minor injuries throughout the year that have hindered his play.
Needless to say, the Bengals need another CB on the roster, and one player they could look to bring in a player who spent the last two years on the team and made a strong push for a spot on the final 53-man roster.
That man is now-former Eagles CB Shawn Prater:
Eagles sign LB Emmanuel Acho from the New York Giants practice squad and release CB Shaun Prater.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2013