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Bengals sign Brady Sheldon and waive Anthony Zettel

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The Bengals add more linebacker depth.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have made a pair of roster moves as they enter the final two games of the 2019 season.

On Tuesday, the team signed linebacker Brady Sheldon from the practice squad to the active roster. In a corresponding move, the team also waived defensive end Anthony Zettel.

Sheldon, a first-year player out of Ferris State University, was originally a college free agent signee of the Oakland Raiders. He spent all of 2017 with the Raiders and played in two games (no statistics), before later spending time on the Browns’ and Packers’ practice squads. He was signed to the Bengals’ practice squad on Nov. 5.

Zettel, a fourth-year player, played in four games for the Bengals this season and recorded five tackles. He had some good moments for a defense that has struggled this season, but at this point, it’s better to give younger guys like Sheldon a chance to show what they can do.