The Cincinnati Bengals have acquired kicker Austin Seibert on waivers from the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Tuesday. In addition, the Bengals signed defensive end Amani Bledsoe to the active roster, placed offensive guard Xavier Su’a-Filo on injured reserve, and waived cornerback Torry McTyer.
Seibert, a second-year pro out of Oklahoma, originally was a fifth-round pick of the Browns in 2019. For his career, he is 25/30 (83.3%) on field goals and 30/36 (83.3%) on extra points. Seibert was waived by Cleveland on Monday.
Bledsoe, a first-year pro out of Oklahoma, joined the Bengals on Aug. 15 then was signed to Cincinnati’s practice squad after final cuts. He was elevated to the active roster on Saturday, as part of the Bengals’ move to 55 players for game day, and then played in the season-opener (no statistics) before automatically reverting back to the practice squad on Monday.
Su’a-Filo, a seventh-year pro, suffered a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He had joined the Bengals in March as an unrestricted free agent and started at right guard in Week 1. He must now be on IR for a minimum of three weeks.
McTyer, a fourth-year player out of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was inactive for Game 1 on Sunday. He had been with Cincinnati since Sept. 2 last season, when the Bengals signed him off of Kansas City’s practice squad. Look for him to be signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.