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Bengals sign OLB/TE Kevin Greene to the practice squad

Kevin Greene was the only player who the Cincinnati Bengals signed who was with another team during the preseason. So we thought... who is this guy?

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It was on Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals invited tight end Kevin Greene for a workout. Impressed enough to sign Greene to a spot on the team's practice squad, we thought... who is this guy?

Following the 2014 NFL draft, Greene signed as a college free agent with the San Francisco 49ers after four seasons at USC with a variety of positions on his resume. In 2009, he was a redshirt freshman at linebacker. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he was a backup defensive end and special teams player, recording a handful of statistics (notably five tackles and two sacks in 11 games played during '12). Then as a senior, he moved to tight end "to augment a talented but thin position group."

Greene caught one pass for the 49ers, a deflected football that he caught and sprinted with for 48 yards down the sidelines. San Francisco released Greene last week when teams were limited to a 75-man maximum on their active roster.