The Bengals today made the following practice squad moves, and the most notable was signing rookie defensive end David King.
King, a 6-4, 285 lb DE out of Oklahoma, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in all four Eagles preseason games and was waived on Aug. 30. He has not previously been with an NFL team since being cut.
A second-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior, King appeared in 43 games with 21 starts for the Sooners as he recorded 70 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks in his career. He played both end and tackle along the defensive line. With the Bengals being so thin at DE, don’t be surprised if he gets called-up at some this year if the team feels he’s capable of playing.
In order to sign him, the Bengals released DE Kendrick Adams. Adams had been signed to the practice squad on Oct. 15, and is a rookie by way of LSU.