The Cincinnati Bengals have made a pair of roster moves on their practice squad by cutting defensive end DeQuin Evans from the practice squad and signing former Chicago bEars DE Aston Whiteside to his spot:
#Bengals today have released DE DeQuin Evans, and DE Aston Whiteside to the practice squad. Was with Chicago until Oct. 8.
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) November 11, 2013
Roster moves: We have signed DE Aston Whiteside (formerly on CHI practice squad) to the practice squad and released DE DeQuin Evans.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 11, 2013
The former Abilene Christian product finished his senior season with All-Lone Star Conference honors along with Defensive Player-of-the-Year as he notched 40 tackles and six sacks to go with 12.5 tackles for losses. He also chipped-in seven quarterback hurries and forced a air of fumbles. He was also a contributor on special teams in blocking three field goals.
His junior season saw him notch 28 tackles, 14.5 for losses, seven sacks, one interception returned for a touchdown, five fumble recoveries and three more blocked kicks. Once his college eligibility expired, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in April of 2012 before being eventually cut and signed to the Chicago Bears‘ practice squad prior to the beginning of the 2012 NFL season. He did get a couple of call-ups to the 53-man roster, but was mostly a practice squad player before being cut this year.