The Bengals picked up Seibert two days before his trip to Cleveland to Cincinnati to face the former Cincinnati team. The move comes as both of Ohio’s NFL franchisees face some uncertainty about their respective kicking conditions.
Cleveland signed Cody Parke to the 53-man roster and waived Seibert on Monday after the second-year player missed both of his kicks in a 38-6 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. Seabert missed a 41-yard field goal attempt and straightened to the left after one attempt.
The bull was listed as having problems with his calves in Monday’s injury report after having cramps following Sunday’s 16–13 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Bullock said he suffered a cramp in his calf as he attempted a 31-yard field goal that went wide wide with two seconds left in regulation.
The bull was good on attempts from 50 and 43 yards earlier in the game.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor was hesitant to put the blame on Bullock and said on Tuesday “Randy’s our kicker.”
“We all made mistakes in that game,” Taylor said on Monday. “I think whoever saw the kick didn’t kick it, like he usually does, so obviously something has happened. He’s fed up. He’s made no excuse for it. That’s just what happened. . ”
Due to the quick turnaround and COVID-19 clearance protocol, Taylor said Wednesday would be the earliest to include a player in the practice squad roster.