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Cincinnati Bengals sign Jeff Baca to practice squad

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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Vikings center-guard Jeff Baca to replace Trevor Robinson, who was signed off the team's practice squad and headed to San Diego.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Minnesota Vikings lineman Jeff Baca to the practice squad, head coach Marvin Lewis said during Wednesday's press conference.

Cincinnati lost center Trevor Robinson to the San Diego Chargers, who signed him off of the team's practice squad. Baca fills that vacancy.

Baca, who appears to be suited as a guard-center type of player, was selected No. 196 (sixth round) in the 2013 NFL draft after a successful career at UCLA -- he made 45 starts for the Bruins with 25 at guard and 20 at tackle. During his Pro Day, he repped the bench 28 times and recorded a 5.03 40-yard sprint. He only played in four games last season.

The team announced the move following Lewis' presser.

The Bengals today signed G/C Jeff Baca to the practice squad. Baca (6-3, 302; UCLA) is a second-year NFL player. He was a sixth-round selection by Minnesota in the 2013 draft and was on the Vikings roster for all of last season, playing in four games and inactive for 12. He played in all four Vikings preseason games this season and was waived on Aug. 30.

Baca, not related to Chewie (though the resemblance is uncanny), worked out for the New York Jets earlier this year.