Bengals put Smith on IRL, ink Brock
Published 3:05 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put tight end Alex Smith on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season and cutting deeper into Cincinnati’s depth at the position.
Smith hurt his left biceps during a 24-10 win over Atlanta on Sunday. The Bengals (2-0) also are missing tight end Tyler Eifert, who is out for at least eight games with an elbow injury.
The Bengals signed free-agent tight end Kevin Brock to fill Smith’s spot. The second-year player opened camp with Cincinnati and was waived on Aug. 26. He has played in six games with Buffalo and Kansas City.
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The Bengals also released tight end Ryan Otten from the practice squad and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary, a first-year player waived by Oakland last month.