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Bengals claim Isaiah Prince off waivers and place Brandon Wilson on IR

Prince becomes the third former Ohio State Buckeye to join the Bengals’ offensive line.

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Update: To make room for Prince, the Bengals have placed safety and kick returner Brandon Wilson on the Reserve/Injured list.

Wilson, a third-year player, suffered a right hand injury in last Sunday’s game vs. the Jets. He had played in all 12 of the Bengals’ games this season, and had 18 tackles, a pass defensed and two forced fumbles on defense, along with a team-high six tackles on special teams. Additionally, Wilson returned 20 kickoffs for 625 yards and a TD this season, good for an NFL-best 31.25-yard average, which also ranks as the second-best single-season KOR average in Bengals history.

Michael Jordan will start at left guard for the second week in a row on Sunday, and another one of his former college teammates will be watching him from the sideline.

The Bengals have claimed offensive tackle Isaiah Prince off of waivers today, first reported by Adam Schefter.

Prince was drafted with the 202nd overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in this year’s NFL Draft, two rounds after Jordan was picked by the Bengals. A four-year player for the Buckeyes, Prince started 41 games at right tackle for the Buckeyes from 2016 to 2018, the same 41 games Jordan started at left guard and center. Billy Price, who left Columbus a year earlier, started 27 games with Prince and Jordan at center.

Appearing in just four games with the Dolphins, Prince started at right tackle in their Week 4 loss to the Chargers. He filled in at left tackle and even tight end as an extra blocker for two additional games. He was waived by the Dolphins yesterday.

The Bengals will announce the signing of Prince and the corresponding roster move to make room for him at 4 P.M. today.