It was made official on Wednesday morning that the Cincinnati Bengals signed veteran tight end Donald Lee, who they invited for a workout along with cornerback Lito Sheppard. To make room for Lee on the 53-man roster, they released waived cornerback Rico Murray.
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Lee is entering his ninth season in the NFL. He was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL draft. He played for the Dolphins for two years before heading to Green Bay where he played for the packers for the next six seasons. While there, he caught 178 passes for 1,655 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Lee was likely brought in to add the veteran presence at the tight end position that Bo Scaife would have supplied had he not been placed on injured reserve after being injured in the preseason.
As for Murray's release, it leaves the team with Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Kelly Jennings and Morgan Trent on the active roster, and it could mean that Jennings, who missed last week's game, is ready to go this week.