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Bengals sign Kwame Geathers to practice squad after Seahawks nab David King

The Bengals replaced David king with Kwame Geathers on the practice squad.

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The Cincinnati Bengals lost defensive lineman David King after the Seattle Seahawks signed him off the practice squad. Replacing him there will be defensive lineman Kwame Geathers, the Bengals announced Thursday.

Kwame is the brother of current Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers. Kwame originally was signed by the San Diego Chargers after he went undrafted out of Georgia in 2013.

The Chargers waived  Geathers from injured reserve last week after the team ruled he was healthy enough to play and released him as a result. Geathers suffered a leg injury in the preseason that led to him being placed on I.R.

The Geathers family has a strong football tradition. Both Kwame and Robert played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and Robert was there from 2001-03.

Another one of their brothers, Clifton Geathers, played for South Carolina, and currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Their father, Robert Geathers, Sr., played at South Carolina and was a third round NFL draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1981. Robert and Kwame's uncle, James "Jumpy" Geathers, played at Wichita State and 13 seasons in the NFL.