The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Monday that Brandon Joiner has been placed on the offseason roster after spending last year on the Reserve/Did Not Report list.
On the Monday following the Super Bowl, NFL teams are allowed to make roster moves that were otherwise locked out during the postseason -- unless you were still playing. If players were signed after a team was eliminated, they were applied to future contracts which weren't activated until Monday.
The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Monday that Brandon Joiner, recently released from prison after being indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery and felony drug possession, is finally on the active offseason roster.
Joiner is expected to compete at the strongside linebacker position against the recently signed Aaron Maybin, as well as the younger players like Emmanuel Lamur or an expected selection during the 2013 NFL Draft.