Chris Crocker, Frostee Rucker on IR
CINCINNATI -- The Bengals put safety Chris Crocker and defensive end Frostee Rucker on injured reserve, then suffered another setback to their depleted defense when tackle Tank Johnson was put on IR Tuesday with a knee injury.
Crocker tore the anterior cruciate ligament during a 49-31 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. Rucker suffered a knee injury a week earlier and was inactive against the Bills.
The Bengals signed free agent cornerback Jonathan Wade, who played in eight games for Detroit this season. He was released on Nov. 10. They also put defensive end Antwan Odom on the roster again. Odom had a one-week roster exemption after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's ban on performance-enhancing drugs.
The Bengals on Tuesday signed another cornerback for their depleted secondary, getting former Charger Fred Bennett. Bennett played the first four games of the season with San Diego. The four-year veteran was released on Oct. 11.
Cincinnati (2-8) plays the Jets (8-2) on Thanksgiving.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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