Bengals sign Cincinnati native, former Buckeye

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 1:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 1:55 PM

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30: James Daniels #68 of the Chicago Bears blocks Adolphus Washington #92 of the Buffalo Bills during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30: James Daniels #68 of the Chicago Bears blocks Adolphus Washington #92 of the Buffalo Bills during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals made it official Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow is headed to Injured/Reserve with a season-ending ACL tear, as he expected Monday, and the Bengals signed former Ohio State University player Adolphus Washington off the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad to replace him.

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Washington (6-foot-4, 303 pounds), a third-year player, is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Taft High School. Originally a third-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2016, he played in 31 games with 21 starts for the Bills, including Game 1 this season, and totaled 56 tackles and 3.5 sacks. The Bills waived him on Sept. 11, and he signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad on Sept. 18.

“Everybody wants to grow up and play for their hometown,” Washington said Wednesday. “I finally get the chance to do that.”

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“I haven’t stopped receiving phone calls,” he added. “People keep calling me. They know I’m at work and they just keep calling. It’s definitely a good experience. Glad to be back home, around my family. I feel a lot more comfortable, more at home, that home feeling.”

Glasgow hasn’t yet scheduled his surgery but has been hanging around the locker room since suffering his injury Sunday in the fourth quarter at Carolina.

The second-year player had appeared in all three of the Bengals’ games this season and had shown progress from his rookie season, recording 11 tackles in the first three games.

“It’s tough,” Glasgow said. “I thought I was playing a lot better than last year. I thought I took a bunch of positive steps as a player, but there’s not much you can do about it. It happens. Occupational hazard. It’s just part of the job.”

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