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Cowboys sign CB C.J. Goodwin off Bengals’ practice squad

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The Bengals now have a vacancy on their practice squad.

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The Bengals have a vacant spot on their practice squad.

That’s because the Cowboys just signed cornerback C.J. Goodwin from Cincinnati’s practice squad on Tuesday.

Goodwin, who was signed by the Bengals on August 4, had four tackles in the preseason finale against the Colts before being waived during final cuts. He has spent the entire season on the practice squad thus far, but now he’ll get a shot to make his mark on the Cowboys’ 53-man roster.

He was originally an undrafted free agent signed by the Steelers in 2014, though he never played a regular season game for them. He then moved onto the Falcons and Cardinals. In 2016 with Atlanta, Goodwin played in 14 games with one start and recorded two pass defenses and six tackles. He played on the Falcons’ Super Bowl team in 2016.

Goodwin has spent time this year with the Giants and 49ers. In his final season of college at California University of Pennsylvania, Goodwin posted 11 catches for 126 yards and one touchdown. He also added one kick return that went for 25 yards.

From there, he made his way into the NFL as a cornerback, a position the Bengals may now look to find another body at for their practice squad, which now looks like this:

  • TE Moritz Böhringer* (first-year player, Aalen [Germany]
  • DT Andrew Brown (rookie, Virginia)
  • HB Quinton Flowers (rookie, South Florida)
  • H-B Jordan Franks (rookie, Central Florida)
  • C Brad Lundblade (rookie, Oklahoma State)
  • OT Kent Perkins (first-year player, Texas)
  • CB KeiVarae Russell (third-year player, Notre Dame)
  • WR Kermit Whitfield (first-year player, Florida State)
  • LB Chris Worley (rookie, Ohio State)
  • QB Christian Hackenberg (third-year player, Penn State)

*Doesn’t count toward 10-man practice squad limit since he’s part of NFL international program.