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Bengals sign Smith, put Coffman on IR

The Cincinnati Bengals announced roster moves involving defensive tackle Shaun Smith, tight end Chase Coffman and cornerback Antonio Smith today.

As expected, the Bengals signed Smith, a sixth-year player who had a previous stint with the Bengals and one with the Browns. Smith was cut by the Lions before the regular season and was last seen in the UFL.

The Bengals also placed Coffman on injured reserve because of bone spurs in his left ankle. Coffman, a third-round pick out of Missouri in this year’s NFL draft, was expected to make an impact as a rookie, but he never saw the field.

Cincinnati also signed Smith to the practice squad. Smith spent a week on the Bengals’ practice squad last month and has also done practice squad and preseason duty with the Colts, Lions and Chargers, but he’s never played in a regular-season game.