Shaun Smith, gone as quickly as he returned

Well, that didn’t last long.

Earlier this week, defensive tackle Shaun Smith made a surprising return to Cincinnati, which needed another body at the position given injuries to players like Domata Peko.

As we heard it, Smith secured his second chance after reaching out several weeks ago to coach Marvin Lewis and apologizing for the manner in which Smith behaved during and after his first stint with the team.

It got him in the door, but it didn’t keep him there.

Three days after officially returning, the Bengals have cut Smith. 

No reason was given for the move.

To replace Smith, the team signed cornerback Rico Murray from the team’s practice squad.