The Bengals on Monday signed cornerback Devon Torrence to the practice squad. Torrence (6-0, 190, Ohio State) is in his rookie NFL season. He signed with Minnesota as a college free agent on July 27 and played in all four Vikings preseason games, with four tackles on defense and two on special teams. He was waived on Sept. 3. Today’s signing marks his first NFL assignment of the 2011 regular season. He is a native of Canton, Ohio and played at Canton South High School.
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The Bengals on Friday placed cornerback John Bowie on the Practice Squad/Injured list. Bowie suffered a right Achilles tear in practice on Thursday. A fourth-year NFL player from the University of Cincinnati and Columbus Northland High School, he had been on the practice squad since Nov. 16. He has five games NFL experience, with Oakland between 2007-09.
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The Bengals on Tuesday signed linebacker Micah Johnson to the practice squad.
Johnson entered the NFL in 2010 as a college free agent with the N.Y. Giants. He was released prior to training camp and signed Aug. 3, 2010 with Miami. He played in the Dolphins’ 2010 season opener, with one special teams tackle, was released prior to Game 2, and spent time on the Miami and Kansas City practice squads later in the season. He opened the 2011 preseason with Kansas City and was released on Sept. 3.
The signing marks his first NFL assignment during the 2011 regular season.
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