The Bengals claimed Dontay Moch off waivers Friday and he returned to Cincinnati on a one-year deal.
Drafted by the Bengals in the third round in 2011, Moch spent his first two NFL seasons in Cincinnati before being released during the preseason last year. Arizona eventually signed him and he played four games for the Cardinals at the start of last season, picking up two defensive tackles.
Moch was released by Arizona earlier this offseason.
Although he played weakside linebacker in Arizona's 3-4 defense, Moch was claimed by the Bengals in order to provide depth at defensive end in their 4-3 scheme. Three days before Moch's signing, defensive end Michael Johnson left Cincinnati, signing with Tampa Bay.
Last season, Moch had a cap value of $395,294. His new contract holds a cap value of $570,000, making it comparable to the cap value he had while with Cincinnati in 2012. His cap value that year was $570,549.
Here's a look at Moch's new Bengals contract (specifics come from ESPN's Stats & Information):
Cap value: $570,000
Cash value: $570,000
Signing bonus: $0
Roster bonus: $0
Workout bonus: $0
Base salary: $570,000