Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Tony Dye (44) recovers a blocked punt and scores a touchdown during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Dye signed by Oakland Raiders

The Cincinnati Bengals waived safety Tony Dye on late this year in order to bring cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris up from the practice squad. Dye was eventually placed back on the practice squad after clearing waivers, and that is where he finished the 2013 season on, so it was though he’d be signed to the offseason roster.

As it turns out, that won’t be the case after the Oakland Raiders snatched him away:

While he spent only a brief time with the team, Dye will forever remain in Bengals lore for this game-changing touchdown scored on a return of a blocked punt:


Dye, a 5-10, 205 lb safety by way of 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 the return of a blocked punt for a TD as well as a special teams tackle.


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