The Cincinnati Bengals made a handful of roster moves Tuesday while holding their annual pre-training camp luncheon at Paul Brown Stadium.
The team placed tight end Tyler Eifert, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson and wide receiver James Wright on the active/physically unable to perform list and put linebacker Rey Maualuga on the active/non-football injury list.
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All four will continue to count against the 90-man roster limit and can return to practice whenever they are cleared.
The Eifert and Thompson moves were expected. Eifert suffered an ankle injury Jan. 31 in the Pro Bowl and had surgery in May. Thompson tore his ACL in the regular-season finale against Baltimore.
Wright has not played since November 2014 when he suffered a knee injury that required microfracture surgery. He practiced on a limited basis during minicamp in June, and the coaches had hoped he would be ready for the start of training camp Friday.
Maualuga suffered an undisclosed injury, which according to the team was “suffered outside the NFL.”
Comings, goings: The Bengals officially added receiver Rashaun Simonise as a rookie free agent.
The 6-foot-5, 207-pound Vancouver, British Columbia native played for the University of Calgary last fall, catching 65 passes for 1,306 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Ruled academically ineligible for his senior season, Simonise was one of six players eligible for the NFL supplemental draft on July 14 but was not selected. He agreed to terms with the Bengals later that day and signed his contract Tuesday.
The Bengals also waived first-year Dezmond Johnson (Duke) and rookie running back DyShawn Mobley (Eastern Kentucky).
McSurley honored: Clinton-Massie football coach Dan McSurley was honored Tuesday as the winner of the 2015 Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award.
McSurley is 185-50 as coach of the Falcons, leading Clinton-Massie to the playoffs in 15 consecutive years with state championships in 2012 and 2013.
Bengals owner and president Mike Brown presented McSurley with a plaque and a $5,000 donation to the Clinton-Massie athletic department.
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