The Bengals made a host of pre-camp roster moves Tuesday, most notably placing Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert on the active/physically unable to perform list and placing veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga on the active/non-football injury list.
Eifert had offseason ankle surgery. He’s likely to miss all or most of training camp and the preseason.
The Bengals also placed wide receiver James Wright and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson on active/PUP. Thompson and Wright are both coming off knee injuries.
Players on active/PUP and active/NFI count against the team’s 90-man preseason roster and can be activated at anytime when they’re cleared to return.
The Bengals also officially signed rookie wide receiver Rashaun Simonise, who became a free agent after going unpicked in the supplemental draft, and cut two players, rookie wide receiver DyShawn Mobley and first-year defensive end Dezmond Johnson.