Bengals Promote DT Kahlil McKenzie To Active Roster


The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have promoted DT Kahlil McKenzie from their practice squad to active roster on Saturday. 

It’s worth mentioning that McKenzie was previously listed as an offensive lineman, meaning he’s undergone a position change to defensive tackle. 

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. 

The Bengals signed him to their training camp roster in August 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. 

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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