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Bengals sign Kheeston Randall

Kheeston Randall AP

The Bengals thought they’d found a defensive tackle to replace Geno Atkins on the 53-man roster when they announced the signing of Christo Bilukidi on Monday.

That signing was nullified later in the day, however, because Bilukidi, who is Canadian, didn’t have the proper documentation to work in the United States. He’ll be eligible to sign with a team once he gets the paperwork sorted out, but the Bengals have decided to move in a different direction.

And they’ve decided to buy American. The team announced that they have signed Kheeston Randall, a 2012 seventh-round pick of the Dolphins and a proud product of Beaumont, Texas.

Randall had eight tackles in 12 games for the Dolphins last season and failed to make the team out of training camp this summer. He’ll give them some depth behind Domata Peko and Devon Still, who will need to do most of the heavy lifting on the interior of the line with Atkins lost for the season.

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5 Responses to “Bengals sign Kheeston Randall”
  1. andyman719 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:45 PM

    If you can’t beat ’em, sign ’em. Go Fins!

  2. agelardi says: Nov 5, 2013 1:40 PM

    Geez, 7th round pick that couldn’t make the Fins. Doesn’t sound promising.

  3. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 5, 2013 3:13 PM

    Surprised they haven’t already reached out to Incognito.

  4. tiggerblood says: Nov 6, 2013 2:39 AM

    Bring in a vet with a name, just to make us fans feel better than bringing in a Canuck and a 2012 7th rounder that’s been on the street. Seriously Mike move the team to LA so you’re not so cheap!

  5. londonbengal says: Nov 6, 2013 3:35 AM

    agelardi says: Nov 5, 2013 1:40 PM
    Geez, 7th round pick that couldn’t make the Fins. Doesn’t sound promising.
    ==================================Who knows how Randall will play ?

    All I do know if that Mike Zimmer has a proven record of taking guys off the street and getting a good standard of play out of them.

    Randall may not be a Geno clone, but if Zimmer can sprinkle a little magic dust on him and play to the level we’ve seem from Wallace Gilberry, I for one would be happy.

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