The Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday signed DE Freedom Akinmoladun and WR Cody Thompson to the practice squad.

Akinmoladun (6-4, 295), a rookie out of the University of Nebraska, was originally a college free agent signee of the N.Y. Giants in May. He was waived by the Giants at final cuts and then signed to the team’s practice squad before being released on Nov. 12.



Thompson (6-2, 205), a rookie out of the University of Toledo, was originally a college free agent signee of the Kansas City Chiefs in May. He was waived by Kansas City at final cuts and later spent time on both the Chiefs’ and Seahawks’ practice squads.

Akinmoladun and Thompson fill the practice squad spots vacated by WR Damion Willis and LB Hardy Nickerson, who were signed to the Bengals’ active roster on Friday (Nov. 15).