LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 3: Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers throws downfield while Chris Lewis-Harris #6 of the Chattanooga Mocs hangs on during their game at Memorial Stadium September 3, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 40-7. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Thursday that they signed rookie cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris out of Tennessee-Chattanooga. It's his first NFL contract and Geoff Hobson speculates that it's a direct reflection of Dre Kirkpatrick's injury, as well as the slow recovery with Nate Clements, who missed offseason workouts with an abdominal strain.
Lewis-Harris generated five career interceptions in four seasons at Tennessee-Chattanooga, including 10 passes defensed and three fumbles recovered.