The Cincinnati Bengals have signed offensive tackle Javarius Leamon and guard Oni Omoile to the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
These two signings give Cincinnati nine players on the practice squad, one short of the 10-player limit. They fill the vacancies left by linebackeR Brandon Bell and defensive tackle Josh Tupou, who were signed to the 53-man roster late last week.
Leamon, who measures in at 6’7” and 315 pounds, is a rookie out of South Carolina State. He originally signed with the New York Jets as a college free agent. He was waived at final cuts, and then later spent time on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.
Omoile, weighing in at 6’3” and 305 pounds, is a first-year player out of Iowa State. He entered the NFL in 2016 as a college free agent with the Oakland Raiders, where he spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad. He was waived by the Raiders during final cuts this season, and then spent time briefly on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad.
These moves come in light of a report that the Bengals’ have lost Cedric Ogbuehi and Andre Smith for the final two games. We should probably expect one or both of Omoile and Leamon to be on the 53-man roster at some point in the next two weeks.
The Bengals also have offensive tackle Kent Perkins on the practice squad. He looks like a prime candidate to be called up at some point, especially since he can play guard and tackle.