The Cincinnati Bengals made a handful of roster moves on the Saturday before the showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon.
As expected, the team activated star nose tackle DJ Reader, confirming his return to the heart of the defense. He had been out since the first month of the season due to a major knee injury.
The team also elevated wideout Trenton Irwin and punter Drue Chrisman from the practice squad to the active roster.
Chrisman is the big name given the coaching staff’s admission the position must improve.
But even as recently as Friday, coaches were keeping it a mystery as to whether Kevin Huber or Chrisman would get the start on Sunday.
This move seems to suggest it will be Chrisman, or potentially some sort of rotation or backup plan should they have the roster flexibility to keep two punters active.