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Whitworth placed on PUP list
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The Bengals placed OT/G Andrew Whitworth (calf) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Whitworth continues to count against the team's roster limit and can be activated to practice as soon as he is cleared medically.
The team also acquired WR Conner Vernon on waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Vernon (6-0, 192; Duke) is a first-year NFL player. He entered the league in spring of 2013 as a college free agent with Oakland and caught four passes for 42 yards in preseason. He was waived by the Raiders in final preseason cuts. He was signed to Cleveland's practice squad on Dec. 26 and signed after the season to the Browns offseason roster.
*Signed free agent WR Jeremy Johnson, a rookie from Southern Methodist. Johnson (6-0, 179) entered the NFL last month as a college free agent with New England and was released by the Patriots on July 17. He played four seasons (2010-13) at SMU, with 195 receptions for 1930 yards and 10 TDs.
To make room on the roster, the Bengals waived P T.J. Conley, a second-year player from Idaho. Conley had been signed by the Bengals as a free agent this past April 16.
Information provided by the Cincinnati Bengals