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2023 Bengals Practice Squad

Michael Thomas leads the way for the 2023 practice squad!

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The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their initial practice squad, which is currently 14 players.

Among the 13 players signed who were part of the Bengals’ roster during training camp and the preseason include:

  • S Michael J. Thomas
  • DT Domenique Davis
  • CB Allan George
  • C Nate Gilliam
  • DE Jeff Gunter
  • LB Shaka Heyward
  • TE Tanner Hudson
  • WR Shedrick Jackson
  • CB Sidney Jones IV
  • G Jaxson Kirkland
  • WR Kwamie Lassiter II
  • WR Stanley Morgan
  • LB Tyler Murray

Great to see Michael Thomas, Stanley Morgan, and Tanner Hudson back. Those were guys more than worthy of 53-man roster spots. I’d guess they’ll all three get call-ups this season if they don’t sign to a 53-man roster outright.

In addition, the Bengals signed Will Grier to the practice squad. A fifth-year player out of West Virginia, Grier was originally a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2019. He spent his first two seasons (2019-20) with the Panthers, then spent the past two years (’21-22) as well as this preseason with the Dallas Cowboys. He started two regular-season games for Carolina in 2019, completing 28 of 52 passes for 228 yards.

The Bengals’ practice squad currently is two spots shy of the 16-player limit.