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Bengals Place Nelson on IR and Sign White and Harris

On Tuesday, the Bengals made some roster moves in an attempt to try to shore up their depleted secondary. Safety Tom Nelson was placed on the IR with a non-football injury. He is the eighth member of the Bengals secondary to be placed on injured reserve.

It is believed that Nelson has contracted an illness in which he’ll need more than a couple of weeks to recover and with just three weeks left in the season the Bengals opted to shelve him

The Bengals decided to bring back former Bengals safety Marvin White to replace Nelson on the 53 man roster. White, who was the Bengals' fourth-round pick in the 2007 draft, has played in 40 games with 19 starts, 124 tackles, 14 passes defensed and one interception in two seasons with the Bengals and one with Detroit and Dallas.

White will be the fourth safety on the the Bengals' active roster. He'll play along side Roy Williams, Reggie Nelson and Jeromy Miles, a rookie free agent.

The Bengals also signed second-year player Cary Harris who was a sixth-round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2009. As a rookie in Buffalo, Harris played in four games with two interceptions and two tackles. He was released from Buffalo before the 2010 season started and signed for a short period of time with the Viking's practice squad but was released a week later.