The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t make any moves at the NFL trade deadline, yet made two notable ones the day after that deadline passed.
Wednesday, the team announced it elevated tight end Tanner Hudson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and signed free agent linebacker Clay Johnston to the practice squad.
Hudson was a mini-breakout over the summer who has been called up multiple times to the active roster for game days. His role could increase if starter Irv Smith continues to struggle.
Johnston will be a familiar name for fans too, as he’s been a part of the team in the past and played a key role on special teams.