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Two-game suspension expires for CB Chris Lewis-Harris

Cincinnati has a two-day window to determine what they want to do with Lewis-Harris, who was suspended for two games after violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

John Grieshop

The two-game suspension for Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris has expired, the team announced on Monday. Lewis-Harris was suspended for the first two games of the regular season under the league's substance-abuse policy.

Cincinnati has a two-day window to determine what they want to do. They can place him on waivers or place him on the team's 53-man roster. Currently the Bengals have 52 players on their active roster but an assortment of recent injuries may force the team to sign someone in the interim during those players' respective rehabilitation -- like tight end, depending on Alex Smith.

Lewis-Harris played all four preseason games this year with 143 snaps on defense. He allowed four receptions for 32 yards while posting a pass defense and an opposing quarterback rating of 60.4.

The Bengals currently have nine defensive backs on their roster, including five cornerbacks -- Leon Hall, Terence Newman, Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard. It'll be interesting to see what the team does this week -- or if they'll keep Lewis-Harris on the 53-man roster because they don't have any other moves to make.