Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (96) at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
According to Cincinnati Bengals Public Relations, the team has voided the contract of defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, whom the team signed today to fill the roster spot left vacated after Geno Atkins was placed on the injured reserve list:
"The Bengals today were notified by the NFL that DT Christo Bilukidi, who is from Canada, does not have the proper documentation to work in the United States at this time. The work permit Bilukidi had with the Oakland Raiders, for whom he played earlier this season, will not currently transfer.Therefore, the contract Bilukidi signed earlier today with Cincinnati has been voided. When Bilukidi’s documentation is properly filed, he will again be eligible to sign with an NFL team."
Bilukidi, 23, appeared in five of Oakland’s six regular-season games this year. He recorded five tackles during spot duty as a backup. He played in 13 games as a rookie, when he notched eight tackles. It’s unclear as to who the team will try and sign now.