In the same piece that announced Antwan Odom being named the defensive player of the week, Bengals.com beat writer Geoff Hobson wrote, "Tampa Bay picked safety Corey Lynch off the Cincinnati practice squad and the Bengals replaced him with rookie cornerback Rico (Murray)." Lynch was signed onto Tampa Bay's 53-man roster in an effort to build the team's secondary depth.
Lynch was the seventh player the Bengals selected in the 2008 NFL draft in the sixth round. He played in seven games last year, recording nine tackles and an interception before going on Injured Reserve for the season. A position battle broke out during Training Camp this year and Tom Nelson beat out Lynch for a spot on the roster. Nelson has been inactive both weeks this year.
Rico Murray was one of the team's 2009 undrafted free agents, lasting through Training Camp and the preseason before he was one of 18 players waived on final cut down day. Murray replaces Lynch on the team's practice squad.