Bengals Promote DT Kahlil McKenzie To Active Roster


The Cincinnati Bengals announced Saturday that they’ve promoted DT Kahlil McKenzie to their active roster. 

McKenzie, 23, is a former sixth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2018. He signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract with Kansas City, but was waived coming out of the preseason last year.

McKenzie later signed on to the Seahawks’ practice squad and spent the entire year on their taxi squad. He re-signed with Seattle on a one-year deal in April but was cut loose after a few months. 

From there, the Bengals signed McKenzie but waived him as they reduced their active roster to 53-players. Cincinnati re-signed him to their practice squad shortly afterward. 

He is the son of former Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and also had a brief stint in the XFL. 

In 2020, McKenzie has been active for two games. 

At the University of Tennessee, McKenzie played on defense and recorded 72 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and two passes defended over the course of three seasons and 31 games.

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