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Former Bengals S Tony Dye signs with the Raiders

A touchdown-scoring special teams player didn't make the offseason roster, but at least he found a new home.

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Former Bengals safety Tony Dye, who wasn't transferred from the team's practice squad to the offseason roster, signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday. He was the only player that finished the season on the practice squad but didn't transition to the team's offseason roster.

Dye spent the first ten weeks on the team's practice squad. Activated to the 53-man roster prior to Cincinnati's home game against the Cleveland Browns, Dye returned Jayson DiManche's blocked punt 24 yards for a touchdown, giving the Bengals a 21-13 lead in the second quarter. He was inactive in the next two games and spent the rest of the season on the team's practice squad.

After signing as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL draft, Dye spent his rookie season on IR with an ankle injury during the preseason against the New York Jets.

A Reserve/Future deal translates to players that will eventually be placed on that team's active roster once the limit, currently set at 53 players, is expanded on the Monday following the Super Bowl.