Bengals sign Christo Bilukidi (again) and waive Kheeston Randall

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals got it done this time, announcing that they've signed Christo Bilukidi.

Second time is a charm.

After originally signing defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, the NFL voided the contract because the Bilukidi, a Canadian, didn't have the proper work permit to work in the states. For the time being, they signed defensive tackle Kheeston Randall to help with the team's depth issues.

Everything is now resolved and the Bengals can get back to their original transaction. The team announced on Wednesday that they've signed Bilukidi to the 53-man roster, waiving Randall who was on the game-day roster but didn't play for the two games he was in Cincinnati.

Bilukidi, born in a Southern African country called Angola, is a former sixth-round pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2012 NFL draft having played in 18 games (no starts) and generating 13 tackles and one quarterback sack. He was waived on Oct. 23 when the Raiders needed a spot on their roster to claim linebacker Martez Wilson off waivers.

The former Georgia State defensive tackle was a two-year starter after being transferred to Eastern Arizona Junior College. He recorded 10 career quarterback sacks in college, setting a program record and 16 tackles for loss. During his rookie season with the Raiders, he played 243 defensive snaps with 12 tackles and one pass broken up. He was also a third-round pick in the 2012 CFL draft.

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