Bengals make pair of practice squad moves

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals made a pair of practice squad moves late Tuesday, when they signed one defensive end and waived another.

They signed rookie David King, a former standout at the University of Oklahoma. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman was a seventh-round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles in this year's draft. He appeared in all four Eagles' preseason games before getting waived on Aug. 30.

Cincinnati is the first team King has played for this regular season.

King comes to the Bengals by taking a practice squad spot from first-year player Kendrick Adams. The LSU product had just been signed to the practice squad last Tuesday.

The moves appear to be possible precursors to a bigger roster move that has been expected to come in the wake of cornerback Leon Hall's left Achilles injury. The Bengals have not formally announced it, but the veteran defensive back is expected to be lost for the season after tearing the Achilles during a play in the first quarter of Sunday's 27-24 win at Detroit. The Bengals have reportedly been trying to sign free-agent defensive backs to take his spot, but have so far been unlucky. Other teams have claimed them off waivers first.