CINCINNATI — The Bengals activated rookie offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi on Friday and put cornerback Darqueze Dennard on a season-ending injury list with a separated shoulder.
Cincinnati drafted Ogbuehi in the first round even though he was still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Texas A&M's bowl game. He opened the season on an injury list and was cleared to practice with the team Nov. 10. He gives the Bengals depth in case the line suffers injuries.
Dennard was hurt during a 34-31 loss at Arizona on Sunday night. He was a backup most of the season, but started against the Cardinals because Adam "Pacman" Jones had an injured foot. Dennard had one interception and 16 tackles in 10 games.