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Greg Little will take James Wright's spot on the 53-man roster.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are signing wide receiver Greg Little, the team announced Thursday.

The move was made following the loss of James Wrightwho was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve earlier this week. This will be the second stint in Cincinnati for Little after he was signed by the Bengals midway through the 2014 season after several injuries at injuries at wide receiver.

The 6'2", 220-pound Little went on to catch six passes for 69 yards last season in seven games, including the Bengals' playoff loss to the Colts. Little was later cut back in February and has drawn no reported interest from other NFL teams up to this point.

Little was drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Cleveland Brown. He spent the 2011 to 2013 seasons with the Browns, compiling 155 receptions on 312 targets with 8 touchdowns during his three year span with the team. After being cut by the Browns, Little had some choice words for Mike Pettine. Another report surfaced this offseason saying Little was facing eviction from his $15,000 per month home in Hollywood Hills, California.

As for Little's chances of making the 53-man roster, he's more of an insurance policy with younger, more promising options on the roster. Seventh-round rookie Mario Alford and free agent acquisition Denarius Moore would figure to have a leg up on Little to making the final 53-man roster, behind A.J. GreenMarvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu being the top three receivers. Brandon Tate also looks likely to make the final roster because of his returner abilities.