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Bengals sign Christo Bilukidi, again, after having prior contract voided

Christo Bilukidi, Chad Henne AP

It took two weeks longer than anticipated but defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi is a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals attempted to sign Bilukidi on Nov. 4, but the contract was nullified by the league because Bilukidi, who is Canadian, didn’t have the proper work permit to be employed in the United States.

Cincinnati had to look elsewhere and signed Kheeston Randall to fill their open roster spot.

Now that Bilukidi apparently has the proper credentials in place, the Bengals signed him to a deal on Wednesday and released Randall.

Bilukidi was a sixth round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders last year and appeared in 13 games before being released on Oct. 23. He has 13 tackles and a pass defense in his two seasons in the league.

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10 Responses to “Bengals sign Christo Bilukidi, again, after having prior contract voided”
  1. chawk12thman says: Nov 20, 2013 11:37 PM

    How did he play previously? Have to wonder what the snag was?

  2. socalraider909 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:52 PM

    It’s to bad I liked this guy and wanted him in Oakland

  3. bengalsucker says: Nov 21, 2013 6:47 AM

    They must really like something in this guy to go after him like that. Hopefully Zimmer can pull whatever he can out of him and turn him into a good depth guy.

  4. bonniebengal says: Nov 21, 2013 7:03 AM

    Welcome to Cincy!

  5. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Nov 21, 2013 9:47 AM

    Low risk signing. If they want him enough to go back to him, they must expect to get a high reward out of him.

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 21, 2013 1:16 PM

    Good news. Seems like adequate fodder for the Steelers D-line dominance.

  7. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Nov 21, 2013 3:21 PM

    “crownofthehelmet says:
    Nov 21, 2013 1:16 PM
    Good news. Seems like adequate fodder for the Steelers D-line dominance.”

    He’s a defensive tackle. DT’s don’t usually go up against other d lines you see…. oh, nevermind. I can’t use crayons to properly illustrate this for a Steelers fan.

  8. voyager6 says: Nov 21, 2013 6:49 PM

    What this means is that Biluikidi cannot be picked off the Bengals’ practice squad by another team since the work permit would have to identify that team in order to be a valid visa.

    At least the league would have to void the pick… if they played by fair rules.

  9. natijim235 says: Nov 21, 2013 7:08 PM

    don’t know much about this guy but Oakland sure has helped us last couple of years in part thanks to Carson Palmer

  10. tiggerblood says: Nov 30, 2013 2:49 AM

    Raiders helped Bengals get Gio who is gonna be a star, jury is still out on Dre looking a little busty.

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