The Bengals have made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday to bring back one veteran player and allows them to bring back another sooner than later.
Cincinnati announced the team has re-signed receiver Mike Thomas and placed defensive end Khalid Kareem on injured reserve.
Kareem suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s preseason finale against the Dolphins over the weekend. By going on IR now, he’s eligible to return in three weeks.
Kareem was a fifth-round pick last year and appeared in all 16 games as a rookie. He recorded 19 total tackles and a sack while playing 24 percent of Cincinnati’s defensive snaps.
Thomas has been with the Bengals since signing with them as a free agent in March 2020. He was released earlier this week, but that now appears to have been a roster maneuver. He caught 13 passes for 132 yards with a touchdown last season. Thomas entered the league as a Rams sixth-round pick in 2016.