Banged Up Secondary Forces Roster Moves

With the Super Bowl champion NY Giants waiting for them this week and their own secondary hurting the Bengals made roster moves on Tuesday, including adding an ex-Giant.

The Bengals did some adding and subtracting to the roster and practice squad Tuesday.

Cornerback Geoffrey Pope was signed from the practice squad, while guard Frank Davis was waived. Pope, a first year player, spent all of last season on the practice squad of the New York Giants before being signed to their 53-man roster for the postseason. He played in two of the Giants four playoff games. The Giants cut Pope at the end of this preseason and the Bengals signed him to their practice squad on Sept. 3.

The Bengals play the Giants at the Meadowlands this Sunday. Pope could see action against his former team as starter Johnathan Joseph is not expected to play due to an ankle injury suffered last Sunday in the 24-7 loss against Tennessee. The Bengals also will be without safeties Dexter Jackson (thumb) and Herana-Daze Jones (hamstring).

Davis was inactive the first two games this season.

The Bengals filled out their practice squad by adding linebacker Abdul Hodge and re-signing offensive tackle Dennis Roland, while releasing linebacker Dan Howell. Hodge, a third-year player, played in eight games for Green Bay in 2006. He spent all of last season on IR with a knee injury. Hodge had 20 tackles for the Packers this preseason by was waived on final cuts.

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