Bengals re-sign Mike Thomas, place Khalid Kareem on IR

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The Bengals have made a pair of roster moves on Tuesday to bring back one veteran player and allows them to bring back another sooner than later.

Cincinnati announced the team has re-signed receiver Mike Thomas and placed defensive end Khalid Kareem on injured reserve.

Kareem suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s preseason finale against the Dolphins over the weekend. By going on IR now, he’s eligible to return in three weeks.

Kareem was a fifth-round pick last year and appeared in all 16 games as a rookie. He recorded 19 total tackles and a sack while playing 24 percent of Cincinnati’s defensive snaps.

Thomas has been with the Bengals since signing with them as a free agent in March 2020. He was released earlier this week, but that now appears to have been a roster maneuver. He caught 13 passes for 132 yards with a touchdown last season. Thomas entered the league as a Rams sixth-round pick in 2016.

5 responses to “Bengals re-sign Mike Thomas, place Khalid Kareem on IR

  1. Kinda surprising they don’t want Kyle Shurmur back on the practice squad. Yes, he threw a bad pick six in preseason week 1, but he was 4-4 in week two, and the sack fumble happened when the ball was snapped early and the edge wasn’t touched. Played really well Sunday in week 3 against Miami. Seems plenty good to be a practice squad QB. Would think he’s good in the “room” too. Must be something we don’t know. Weird.

  2. now they have to bring Irwin back. he is not afraid to make tough catches in traffic. he also has good hands.

  3. If the Bengals get to the point where they need a QB3, the season will be lost… so why even bother holding up a roster spot? Just pick up any scrub QB off waivers should disaster strike.

  4. mikebrowncincinnati says:
    September 2, 2021 at 12:20 pm
    If the Bengals get to the point where they need a QB3, the season will be lost… so why even bother holding up a roster spot? Just pick up any scrub QB off waivers should disaster strike.

    Or Cam.

  5. Irwin should have been added. I get the guy was with Taylor in LA, but he’s been very underwhelming as a Bengal. Irwin does the dirty work and has shown progression since 2019.

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