CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 7: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins throws a pass over Jordan Willis #75 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Miami 27-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Photo: John Grieshop/Getty Images
Photo: John Grieshop/Getty Images

Bengals sign linebacker, waive defensive lineman

The Bengals on Tuesday signed free agent linebacker LaRoy Reynolds and waived defensive end Jordan Willis.

Reynolds, 6-foot-1, 228 pounds, is a seventh-year player out of the University of Virginia.

Reynolds has played in 84 career games (seven starts) has 81 tackles. He most recently was with the San Francisco 49ers, but was released on cut-down day Aug. 31.

Willis was one of 11 defensive linemen to make the Bengals’ 53-man roster this season. However, the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder was inactive for the team’s season-opening 21-20 loss vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

A third-round pick out of Kansas State by the Bengals in 2017, Willis played in all 32 games (with two starts) his first seasons and had two sacks.

The Bengals host the 49ers on Sunday in their home opener at Paul Brown Stadium.

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