It was an absolute nightmare of a weekend for the Cincinnati Bengals, as the team lost an overtime decision on a safety (yes, really), and in the process, they lost their best defensive player for the season in the form of monster defensive tackle Geno Atkins. In response to that, the team has made a move to fortify their defensive line.
We have signed DT Kheeston Randall, a 7th-round 2012 draft pick of the Dolphins from the University of Texas. #Bengals
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 5, 2013
Earlier in the week, the Bengals attempted to sign DT Christo Bilukidi, but that move was nullified by the NFL on account of visa issues, and Randall ended up being “Plan B” for the 6-3 Bengals.
Randall is a monster in terms of size at 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, but the former Texas Longhorn wasn’t able to make the Miami Dolphins coming out of training camp this season. However, he did appear in 8 games during the 2012 campaign with Miami (making 12 tackles), and it appears as if his talent level is more than simply a roster filler off the street.
I seriously doubt we’ll see much of Randall in the coming weeks, but it’s a move that Cincinnati desperately needed to make in the absence of Atkins.