Bengals get Driskel as team’s third QB

Published 1:16 am Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals claimed rookie Jeff Driskel off waivers from San Francisco on Sunday, giving them a No. 3 quarterback.

Driskel, from Louisiana Tech, played in four preseason games for the 49ers and went 15 of 31 for 132 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He started 13 games at Louisiana Tech last season, throwing for 4,033 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The move came a day after the Bengals waived Keith Wenning, who was their third-string quarterback last season behind Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron.

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The Bengals also put Pro Bowl special teams player Cedric Peerman and cornerback William Jackson III — their first-round pick — on injured reserve. Teams may return one player from injured reserve after six weeks, and Peerman and Jackson will be eligible. Peerman broke his left forearm in the third preseason game. Jackson tore a pectoral muscle early in camp.

Cincinnati waived linebacker P.J. Dawson, who played in 11 games as a rookie last season. The Bengals completed their roster by re-signing fifth-year cornerback Chykie Brown and second-year guard Trey Hopkins, both of whom were released on Saturday.