With offensive guard Bobbie Williams' return to the Bengals after his suspension, there's since been some re-shuffling of the roster. When Bobbie was re-activated, the Bengals opted to waive his backup, Otis Hudson, to make room for the veteran. As they waived Hudson, the team had their fingers crossed that Hudson would clear waivers and make it to their Practice Squad.
Well, according to the Twitter account of Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson, the team got their wish. Hudson cleared waivers and will be added to the Practice Squad. He had been dealing with an injury through the early part of the season which makes this move very logical. The move leaves the Bengals with two other active backup guards in Mike McGlynn and Clint Boling.
In order to retain Hudson, the Bengals opted to cut defensive tackle Jason Shirley. He's had an interesting Bengals career since coming here in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft. He came in as a "troubled player" with a lot of upside out of Fresno State University. Unfortunately, he never met his full potential while in Cincinnati.
He bounced to and from the Practice Squad over the years and was also out an entire year due to an offseason injury. He also famously was switched to the offensive line during the Training Camp of 2009, which ended up being a storyline of that year's "Hard Knocks" documentary on HBO.