As training camps open across the NFL this week, the Cincinnati Bengals have made several roster moves.
On Wednesday, the team placed guard Alex Redmond on the Non-Football Injury List. They also put running back Rodney Anderson and wide receiver Damion Willis are on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Anderson, a sixth-round pick of the Bengals out of Oklahoma in the 2019 NFL Draft, is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the preseason last year. He joins 2020 fifth-round pick Khalid Kareem and seventh-round pick Markus Bailey as Bengals to land on NFI prior to camp.
Willis, an 2019 undrafted free agent out of Kansas State, bounced between the 53-man roster and practice squad last year. He finished his rookie season with nine grabs for 82 yards.
Redmond, who is now entering his fifth year in the NFL. The former undrafted free agent out of UCLA spent all of 2016 on the Bengals’ practice squad, then appeared in 23 games (17 starts) over the next three seasons.
Last year, Redmond was suspended for the first four games due to a PED violation, then played in three games before landing on injured reserve with a torn biceps suffered during pregame warmups in Week 12.
Redmond was re-signed to a one-year $2.133 million contract this offseason as a restricted free agent. However, none of the contract is guaranteed before Week 1, so he needs a good showing in training camp to warrant making the 53-man roster. He’ll be competing with Xavier Su’a Filo, Michael Jordan and O’Shea Dugas for one of the starting guard spots.