Bengals make practice-squad moves

CINCINNATI -- A day after dropping their second straight overtime game, the Cincinnati Bengals made two corresponding practice-squad moves Monday.

Defensive end DeQuin Evans, who spent the first eight games of the season suspended due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers, was released and replaced by defensive end Aston Whiteside, a first-year player from Abilene Christian.

Whiteside entered the league last year as a college free agent signee and spent most of the season on the Chicago Bears' practice squad. He remained on the Bears' roster this summer when training camp opened, and ended up appearing in all four of their preseason games. After failing to make the 53-man roster by the end of the preseason, Whiteside was moved to the Bears' practice squad Sept. 2, just in time for the season opener against the Bengals. He remained with the Bears until Oct. 8, when he was released.

Evans returned from his suspension two weeks ago. The University of Kentucky product spent parts of the last three seasons on the Bengals' practice squad.