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Bengals sign L.J. Fort to practice squad to replace Terrell Manning

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Terrell Manning was on the practice squad for only a week before the New York Giants signed him to their 53-man roster. Cincinnati signed Fort, who worked out with the Bengals last week.

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The Cincinnati Bengals worked out three linebackers last Tuesday, eventually deciding on Terrell Manning... a second-year player with nine games of experience. The former Packers fifth-rounder found his way to the New York Giants earlier this year during the preseason, but then bounced around with the practice squads in Chicago and Miami. To make room for Manning, the Bengals released Justin Jackson from the practice squad and brought Manning in.

The marriage only lasted a week.

The New York Giants signed Manning off of Cincinnati's practice squad and onto the Giants' 53-man roster on Tuesday... they released Justin Anderson to make room.

Cincinnati responded by signing linebacker L.J. Fort to the practice squad. Fort worked out for the Bengals last week with Manning and Jake Knott.

Fort spent the 2014 preseason with Denver, and in the regular season he has been on the roster and practice squad for Seattle. He played in one Seahawks game (Nov. 2 vs. Oakland). He was released from Seattle’s practice squad on Nov. 11. He played in 16 games for Cleveland in 2012 after signing as a college free agent, logging 13 tackles, one sack, one interception, three passes defensed and seven special teams tackles.