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Bengals sign former Ohio State star Adolphus Washington from Cowboys’ practice squad; Ryan Glasgow to IR

More Buckeyes in the Queen City.

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On Wednesday, the Bengals announced that Ryan Glasgow had been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The team also signed Adolphus Washington off the Cowboys’ practice squad.

Another former Ohio State Buckeyes star is joining the Bengals.

According to ProFootballTalk, Adolphus Washington is being signed from the Cowboys’ practice squad to Cincinnati’s 53-man roster.

This move will likely come as Ryan Glasgow goes to season-ending injured reserve due to a torn ACL.

Washington, who starred at Ohio State from 2012-15, was a former third-round draft pick of the Bills (of course) in 2016. However, he’s had a rough start to his pro career, as he ended up being cut by the Bills one week into the 2018 season before landing on Dallas’ practice squad.

In 31 career games in Buffalo, Washington recorded 3.5 sacks, three pass deflections and 56 total tackles. He was someone the Bengals took a hard look at in 2016, especially after he grew up in Cincinnati and played at Taft High School.

The thought was Cincinnati would sign rookie fifth-round pick Andrew Brown from the practice squad to replace Glasgow, but Washington actually has experience in the NFL, something the Bengals valued more in this instance.

Depending on how fast Washington can get up to speed in Cincinnati’s defense, he could be active as early as Week 4 vs. the Falcons, especially if Michael Johnson remains out with his knee injury. The Bengals obviously would rather have Johnson active and playing defensive tackle on passing downs, but if he’s out, the Bengals may have to activate Washington.

Cincinnati does also have Josh Tupou, so he could be active this week after being a healthy scratch in two of the first three games.

It looks like Washington’s former Bills teammate and now again Bengals teammate is excited about the news.