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Bengals Sign Defensive Tackle Swanson Miller To The Practice Squad

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The Cincinnati Bengals have announced on Wednesday that they released defensive tackle Cornell Banks from the team's practice squad, signing defensive tackle Swanson Miller in his place. Cincinnati signed Banks last week after releasing linebacker Bruce Davis from the practice squad around the same time that the team announced Keith Rivers was finishing the season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list

Miller was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2010 following the NFL Draft and spent some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miller's Sports Illustrated scouting page before the 2010 NFL Draft reads as follows:

Positives: Explosive one-gap lineman with good movement skills. Fires off the snap, quickly changes direction, and fluid moving down the line to make plays. Flashes strength in his lower body, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and works until the whistle blows.

Negatives: Does not play with good balance. Easily neutralized at the point of attack by a single blocker. Marginal skills as a pass rusher.

Analysis: Miller is a nice-sized lineman who would be best served being used as a conventional tackle in a four-man line.

The Bengals also hosted defensive tackle Nick Hayden, according to Aaron Wilson.