CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals put offensive lineman Kirk Barton on injured reserve Friday and signed running back James Johnson from the practice squad.
Barton is a rookie from Ohio State. He suffered a high ankle sprain in practice Thursday.
Johnson originally signed with Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent from Kansas State on May 2. He played in all four preseason games, with 94 yards rushing on 21 carries and two receptions for 10 yards. He was waived on Aug. 30 and had been on the practice squad since then.
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