The Bengals this afternoon brought versatile wide receiver Onterrio McCalebb back to the team.
McCalebb, released by the Bengals on Tuesday under the Waived/Injured category, cleared waivers.
The converted defensive back now reverts to Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list for 2015.
McCalebb, originally signed by the Bengals as college free agent in 2013, is a first-year player from Auburn. At age 26, his NFL career is at a crossroads.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound McCalebb is a speedy player making another position switch. He tied for the second-fastest 40-yard time at the 2013 NFL Combine with a clocking of 4.34 seconds.
After spending his years at Auburn as a running back, he was switched to cornerback for the 2013 and ’14 seasons. He was switched to wide receiver during the offseason.
McCalebb also is a kick-return prospect, but he hasn't been able to grab a toe-hold on the roster.
He spent most of the past two seasons on the Bengals' practice squad, with one game appearance.
At Auburn, McCalebb joined Kentucky’s Derrick Locke as the only players in Southeastern Conference history to gain more than 2,000 yards rushing, 1,000 yards on kick returns and 500 yards receiving in a career.
He has no statistics as a pro.