Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coachMarvin Lewis
during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
Next man up as Marvin Lewis would say.
The Bengals are about to go into Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with two healthy cornerbacks with Leon Hall, Nate Clements, and Jason Allen all uncertain to play Sunday, so they felt it was time to promote rookie CB Chris Lewis-Harris from practice squad. In order to make room for Harris, the team also announced they cut reserve tight end Richard Quinn, who has yet to make an appearance in a game this season.
Harris played all four preseason games with 13 tackles and a sack before being waived and later signed to the practice squad. He’ll likely serve as the teams’ fourth or fifth corner on Sunday, depending on if they want to play Jeromy Miles at corner and leave Taylor Mays to man the strong safety spot. Lewis-Harris did pretty well in coverage during the preseason, but that was guarding 5th and 6th-string receivers most of the time he was in. Alas, the rookie from Tennessee-Chattanooga will likely be thrown right into the fire in his first regular-season action.