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Bengals put Auden Tate on IR and sign Damion Willis from practice squad

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Tate is done for 2019, while Willis will get a chance to end it on a high note.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed wide receiver Damion Willis to the active roster from the practice squad, while wide receiver Auden Tate was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Willis, a rookie out of Troy University, originally was a college free agent signee of the Bengals in May. He has played in 10 games (two starts) for Cincinnati this season, with nine catches for 82 yards before being waived and sent to the practice squad.

Tate, a second-year player out of Florida State University, was enjoying a breakout sophomore season before he suffered an MCL injury during Sunday’s game at Cleveland. He had played in 12 games (10 starts) for the Bengals this season, and had 40 catches for 575 yards and a TD.

Thankfully, the injury to Tate is not believed to be serious, but with only three games left, it makes sense to put him on IR and not risk further injury.