With Jordan Shipley going on Injured Reserve with a torn ACL, the Bengals had an open spot with their 53-man roster to fill; most likely a wide receiver to re-strengthen the position (think Noble Six). An Andrew Hawkins promotion to the 53-man roster was possible, as was a Quan Cosby return.
The Cincinnati Bengals signed wide receiver Armon Binns on Tuesday to the practice squad. Binns was recently waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars (Sept. 3), who signed him as an undrafted college free agent. In three preseason games with the Jaguars, Binns caught two passes for 20 yards receiving and a touchdown (all against the Atlanta Falcons).
Binns is more remembered for his final two seasons with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, posting 136 receptions for nearly 2,000 yards receiving and 21 receiving touchdowns. Binns was the leading receiver during his senior season, edged out by Marty Gilyard in 2009 when the Bearcats finished 12-1 with a loss in the Sugar Bowl. Binns and Gilyard combined for 148 receptions, over 2,000 yards receiving and 22 receiving touchdowns. That was an awesome squad.
Now obviously that's more players on the practice squad than allowed on the team, unless there was a promotion to the 53-man roster.