Bengals claim Chris Lammons off waivers

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The Bengals claimed cornerback Chris Lammons off waivers Tuesday, according to the NFL’s personnel notice. The move is deferred until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.

However, it ensures the Chiefs can’t re-sign Lammons to their practice squad after waiving him Monday.

The Chiefs could activate running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (high ankle sprain) and/or tight end Jody Fortson (elbow) from injured reserve this week, which explains the opening of a roster spot. Both returned to practice last week.

Edwards-Helaire hasn’t played since Week 11 and Fortson since Week 15.

Lammons was a four-phase special teams player for the Chiefs, with his 322 special teams snaps the most on the team this season. He made seven tackles in 16 regular-season games.

He played 23 special teams snaps Saturday against the Jaguars and made one tackle.

9 responses to “Bengals claim Chris Lammons off waivers

  1. He’s been with the chiefs for a few years, he’d know Spagnola defense as good as anyone.

  2. If they genuinely want him fine but playing with guys’ careers for some sort of strategy, especially just trying to screw over another team, is wrong. Plain and simple.

  3. What significance, if any, is there to “The move is deferred until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.”? Does that mean he is free to go to the Bengals and talk his heart out if he wants to do so? Or would he betting that even without signing a contract, he would be getting paid to pass crucial information to the Bengals?

  4. If they genuinely want him fine but playing with guys’ careers for some sort of strategy, especially just trying to screw over another team, is wrong. Plain and simple.

    Wait, what? You mean playing with a guy’s career by cutting him and moving him around your practice squad like a yo-yo, right? Good lord. I’m glad to see the Bengals front office making saavy moves like this. Bungles no more.

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