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Bengals cut DeQuin Evans; Sign Aston Whiteside


Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) avoids a tackle by Chicago Bears defensive end Aston Whiteside (71) during the third quarter at O.Co Coliseum. The Chicago Bears defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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.

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