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Bengals poach cornerback Torry McTyer from Chiefs practice squad

The Bengals had to put cornerback Darius Phillips on injured reserve, and signed a player from the Chiefs practice squad to take his place

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According to a report from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cincinnati Bengals have poached a player from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad: cornerback Torry McTyer.

As Rapoport noted, the Bengals have also placed their cornerback Darius Phillips on injured reserve. McTyer will step in to take his place on the Bengals roster.

You might not even have known McTyer was on the team’s practice squad. He was signed to the team on September 2 in the flurry of activity that always takes place right after the final roster cutdown to begin the season.

An undrafted free agent out of UNLV, the 24-year-old Tyer spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins — playing in 22 games and starting four — but didn’t make the team’s September roster. Last season, he was credited with 31 tackles (including 23 solo) and three passes defensed.

You can expect the Chiefs to soon announce a signing to get their practice squad back up to the 10 players they are allowed.

Also coming soon: a move on the active roster to make room for cornerback Morris Claiborne, whose four-game NFL suspension will end after the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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