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Chiefs sign Kevin Vickerson after Ravens claim Christo Bilukidi

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If no outside free agents are brought in, perhaps David King will be signed from the practice squad.

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The Bengals are thin at defensive tackle, and there's no help in sight. After waiving Christo Bilukidi and watching the Baltimore Ravens claim him, Cincinnati looked to have a nice backup option in Kevin Vickerson.

Scratch him off the list after the Kansas City Chiefs snagged him.

Vickerson played with the Denver Broncos in 2013. The 31-year-old has started 43 career games, including 25 during the past two seasons. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 328 pounds, Vickerson has 153 career tackles and 6.5 sacks in 71 games. He would have been a nice veteran addition to the Bengals defensive line, but in Kansas City, more playing time is available after Mike Devito was lost for the year.

As for Bilukidi, the 6-foot-5, 320-pounder played in 13 games in 2012 and recorded eight tackles and one pass deflection. In 2013, he played in five games for the Raiders and had five tackles with one sack. He managed to earn a spot on the initial Bengals 53-man roster this year, but was waived in Week 1 so the Bengals could sign Onterio McCalebb from the practice squad.

All of this means Geno Atkins, Domata Peko and Brandon Thompson are the lone defensive tackles on the roster. That's simply too thin, even if Margus Hunt, Robert Geathers and Wallace Gilberry get some snaps there.

If no outside free agents are brought in, perhaps David King will be signed from the practice squad.