The Cincinnati Bengals have cobbled together a potent defense without the services of linebacker Keith Rivers. On Wednesday, the team moved him a step closer toward contributing in 2011.
The Bengals announced that Rivers has been activated from the reserve/non-football injury list.
Rivers, who underwent wrist surgery in July, may now practice with the team. The Bengals have three weeks to put him on the active roster or shut him down for the balance of the season.