Bengals Waive Christo Bilukidi and Sign Onterio McCalebb


Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (90) and defensive end Dontay Moch (92) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A day before the Cincinnati Bengals face off against division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals make a late roster move by waiving Defensive Tackle Christo Bilukidi and promote Cornerback Onterio McCalebb from practice squad.

Christo Bilukidi was considered one of the final players to make the 53 man roster, beating out Devon Still for the final spot. Bilukidi, who was listed as the backup for defensive tackle Domata Peko, is expected to not last long on the market. If he clears waivers, he could be signed to the practice squad and Bengals release someone from there to make room, or they could resign him after the Ravens game and he rejoin the team.

Cornerback Onterio McCalebb was promoted from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on Saturday. McCalebb was an undrafted free agent in 2013 but was signed with the Bengals in the offseason. He was one of the last corners waived by the Bengals to get to 53 players on their roster. The move is still unclear to why they promoted but with Darqueze Dennard being questionable for Sunday’s game, as he did not practice on Friday, it is likely a depth move to have 5 corner’s available against a good passing offense.

Also in related news, Baltimore Ravens corner Ladarius Webb is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. He was expected to cover the AJ Green on Sunday but it is likely he may be limited or held out on Sunday. This is not good news for a team missing a huge piece of their offense due to a suspension.