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Bengals sign Torry McTyer

The Bengals bolster their cornerback depth with Trae Waynes set to go on IR.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed cornerback Torry McTyer to the 53-man roster, per his agency. McTyer is expected to fill the void left by Trae Waynes when he goes on injured reserve.

McTyer, a fourth-year player in 2020, was originally signed to the Bengals’ roster in the middle of the 2019 season. He appeared in five games and only took snaps on defense in two of them. He was an emergency special teamer when he was active as he recorded 30 snaps as a part of special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons’ unit.

McTyer was orginally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2017. He stayed with the Dolphins through the 2019 preseason before he was waived at final cuts. The Chiefs later signed him to their practice squad.

After being waived during Saturday’s final cuts, McTyer cleared waivers. There was some though he’d be signed to the practice squad, but he ended up getting the call to the 53-man roster over Winston Rose, who did join the practice squad.

As for Waynes, he suffered a torn pectoral injury in training camp that will keep him sidelined for much of the upcoming season. However, the team is hopeful Waynes can return late in the season, which is why he was kept on the initial 53-man roster. That allows the Bengals to place him on IR and still be able to use an IR-return designation on Waynes after eight weeks.