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Bengals claim DT Dare Odeyingbo off waivers

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The Bengals find some defensive line depth on the waiver wire.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals today acquired DT Dare Odeyingbo on waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Odeyingbo (6-2, 282), a rookie out of Vanderbilt, originally signed with Tampa Bay as a college free agent on May 10. He played in the Buccaneers’ preseason opener last Friday and was waived yesterday.

Odeyingbo played four seasons (2015-18) at Vanderbilt, and totaled 87 tackles, including 17 for losses and 5.5 sacks, with one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

The move comes six days after the team placed DT Niles Scott on injured reserve. Cincinnati also saw fellow DT Christian Ringo leave Saturday’s preseason game against the Chiefs with a thumb injury and don’t expect him to play tomorrow against the Redskins.

It’s unlikely Odeyingbo plays tomorrow, but his presence does provide the Bengals with increased depth at the defensive tackle position.