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Bengals trade Harris for Leonard

The Bengals have acquired Rams fullback Brian Leonard for defensive tackle Orien Harris.

Leonard, 25, was a second-round pick of the Rams in 2007. He started seven games as a rookie but only played two games last season and didn't have a start.

Leonard could be a good fit for the Bengals because he can be a pass-catching fullback and a backup running back.

Plus, he is considered a good character player and someone who could work well with quarterback Carson Palmer. Leonard is a 6-foot-1, 229-pounder who played at Rutgers.

The 6-3, 300-pound Harris will be joining his sixth team. He was a fourth-round choice of the Steelers in 2006. He has been with the Browns, Bills, Saints and Bengals. He has started one game in his NFL career.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.