The Bengals have signed free agent defensive back Demetrious Cox to the team’s practice squad.
Cox (6-0, 200), a second-year player out of Michigan State, entered the NFL in 2017 as a college free agent signee of Cincinnati. He spent the 2017 preseason with the Bengals before joining the Carolina Panthers. There, he totaled four tackles in four games played. He was most recently on Arizona’s practice squad.
The Bengals have been busy this week, also signing tight end Matt Lengel off the Texans’ practice squad. He joins the 53-man roster as Tyler Kroft is banged up ahead of the Bengals vs. Steelers Week 6 matchup. The Bengals waived running back Thomas Rawls to make room for Lengel. It’s also a return to Cincinnati for Lengel who spent time with the Bengals in the past before joining the Patriots and most recently the Texans.
Cox was on #Bengals practice squad last year until the Panthers signed him. Marvin said he is glad to get him back.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) October 10, 2018
"When Demetrious got claimed a year ago, we had plans for him. It's good we got two guys (TE Matt Lengel) back today that can help us the rest of the year.
Here’s a look at the Bengals’ current practice squad:
Bengals practice squad
|Demetrious Cox||TBD||DB||6-0||200||24||1||Michigan State|
|Quinton Flowers||34||HB||5-10||211||23||R||South Florida|
|Jordan Franks||88||H-B||6-4||240||22||R||Central Florida|
|Christian Hackenberg||5||QB||6-4||228||23||3||Penn State|
|Brad Lundblade||61||C||6-3||300||23||R||Oklahoma State|
|Auden Tate||19||WR||6-5||228||21||R||Florida State|
|Kermit Whitfield||17||WR||5-8||192||25||1||Florida State|
|Chris Worley||47||LB||6-1||238||23||R||Ohio State|