Roster Update: We've signed free agent DT Xavier Williams, and placed DT D.J. Reader on the Reserve/Injured list.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 12, 2020
Reader will be out the rest of the season after suffering a quad injury Sunday. Williams will try to help patch a leaky Bengals run defense as his replacement.
Reader, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Texans back in 2016. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.55 million contract with the Texans.
The Bengals signed Reader to a four-year, $53 million deal this past March.
In 2020, Reader appeared in five games for the Bengals and recorded 18 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense.