The Cincinnati Bengals waived safety Tony Dye on Wednesday in order to bring cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris up from the practice squad to help ease the loss of starting cornerback Terence Newman. With Newman out, the Bengals were down to just three healthy corners, not counting safety/cornerback Chris Crocker.
That made Lewis-Harris more of a priority to have on the 53-man roster than Dye, but the team was able to get him back onto the practice squad today after he cleared waivers.
Here’s the release from Bengals Public Relations:
The Bengals today re-signed S Tony Dye to the practice squad.
Dye (5-10, 205; UCLA) is a second-year NFL player. He was with the Bengals in training camp, was on the practice squad for Games 4-10, and was on the roster for Games 11-13. He played in one game, Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, and had a return of a blocked punt for a TD as well as a special teams tackle. He was waived from the roster yesterday.
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