The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Saturday that they've finally activated Kyle Cook to the 53-man roster, after spending the first 13 weeks of the 2012 regular season on the team's Injured Reserve with a designation to return. Cook is listed as questionable this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys, with full participation during practice this week.
To make room on the 53-man roster, the Bengals waived wide receiver Armon Binns, who started five of the first six games this season, but has fallen significantly, activated in two of the last six games either due to injury or a coach's decision.
Despite being active, it's unlikely that Cook will start.
The move was somewhat forced because they needed two kickers, releasing their only backup center Jeff Faine to make room for recently signed Josh Brown. Cook will likely play a backup role this weekend as a contingency if something happens to starting center Trevor Robinson.
As for Binns, who posted 18 receptions for 210 yards receiving and a touchdown, don't throw away his jersey just yet. Once Mike Nugent returns from his calf injury, estimates range from 1-2 weeks, Brown would likely be released and Binns could return -- especially now that Cincinnati is down to five receivers.