The Bengals announced on Wednesday they have designated DE Khalid Kareem to return from injured reserve.
Roster Update: We've cleared DE Khalid Kareem to return to practice by designating him for return from the Reserve/Injured list.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 13, 2021
This opens up a 21-day window for Kareem to practice with the team before he has to be added to the active roster.
Kareem, 23, was a two-year starter at Notre Dame where he was a team captain, before being selected in the fifth round of the draft by the Bengals in 2020.
He is in the second year of a four-year rookie deal worth $3,649,474, which includes a signing bonus of $354,474.
In 2020, Kareem appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals, recording 19 total tackles and one sack.