Bengals Claim DB KeiVarae Russell Off Waivers From Chiefs, Cut OL Trey Hopkins

The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed DB KeiVarae Russell off of waivers from the Chiefs on Thursday, according to Rand Getlin.

  • The Bengals waived OL Trey Hopkins to make room for Russell.

The Chiefs surprisingly cut ties with Russell on Wednesday, despite his draft status and only being with the team for a few months.

Russell, 22, was taken with the No. 74 overall pick a few months ago by the Chiefs. Russell is coming off of a broken right tibia he sustained back in November of last year.

Russell signed a four-year contract worth just over $3 million to go along with a signing bonus of around $800,000.

During his college career at Notre Dame, Russell recorded 169 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, five interceptions and 12 passes defenses.

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