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Bengals Promote Defensive Back Jeromy Miles Off The Practice Squad

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In the hours following the 2010 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals signed several undrafted free agents. One of whom is safety Jeromy Miles. Here's what we wrote about Miles when the signing happened.

[Begin trip down memory lane]

  • 2009 Walter Camp First Team All-American
  • 2009 CAA All-Conference First Team
  • 2009 New England Writer All-Star

A four-year starter, Miles recorded nine interceptions in his career. As a freshman with Navy, Miles was named to the First-Team All-Best and the ECAC Freshman of the year and Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by the Sporting News. Here's his stats for his career:

Season Games Tackles FF Int PD
2006 (Navy) 13 61 0 2 3
2007 13 67 4 2 10
2008 12 104 1 3 5
2009 11 62 2 2 5

[End trip down memory lane]

On Wednesday the Bengals signed Miles off the team's practice squad and waived defensive end Victor Adeyanju. The Bengals signed Adeyanju last Thursday, the same day that Jonathan Fanene was placed on Injured Reserve. Miles gives the Bengals 11 defensive backs on roster, which includes recent signings of Fred Bennett (who will wear #23) and Jonathan Wade (who will wear #26) in the past week.

Miles played all five preseason games and recorded six tackles.

One more quick trip down memory lane. I found an old article written by ESPN's Todd McShay that recapped the Bengals draft.

Worst pick: Frostee Rucker, defensive end, USC. Defensive end was definitely a need area, but Rucker was taken too high at No. 91 overall... The Bengals could have found a more explosive end prospect, including Victor Adeyanju (Indiana)