Quinton Spain in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed former Buffalo Bills Guard Quinton Spain to their practice squad.
Spain was released by the Bills earlier this season. In his second year with the team has had dropped out of the starting lineup. This is in part due to the break out performance by second-year guard Cody Ford. Also the addition of veteran Brian Winters left no openings for Spain to regain a starting role with the team. The Bills had Spain signed for an average annual salary of $5 million, making the 29-year old guard not worth the money.
Spain is well worth signing for Cincinnati. The Bengals lost multiple linemen to injuries in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and tackle Bobby Hart is already out for Cincinnati’s Week 8 game against the Titans.
Bobby Hart, tackle Jonah Williams and center Trey Hopkins all did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. Guard Michael Jordan was a limited participant with a back injury.
Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow already leads the league in sacks taken at 28. the Bengals appear to be well aware of this need, adding center B.J. Finney in the deal that sent Carlos Dunlap to Seattle.
The acquisition of Spain, a former starter in Tennessee as well as Buffalo, will help fill one of many needs up front as the team continues its first season with Burrow under center.
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