Defensive tackle Pat Sims came off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Friday, indicating the run specialist list is going to be active for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
In order to make room for Sims, the Bengals released backup linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy. Muckelroy, a fourth-round pick in 2010, was cut at the end of the preseason but brought back two weeks later when starting WILL backer Thomas Howard tore his ACL.
He played in five games, primarily on special teams, but when the Bengals activated rookie outside backer Emmanuel Lamur last week they deactivated Muckelroy. The move leaves the Bengals with nine defensive linemen, six backers, and 11 DBs.
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