The #Bengals signed LB Brady Sheldon from the practice squad to the active roster, and waived DE Anthony Zettel.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 17, 2019
Zettel, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Lions back in 2016. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $2.463 million rookie contract when Detroit cut him loose at the start of the 2018 season.
The Browns quickly claimed him off waivers where he finished out the year. He was among Cleveland’s final roster cuts this preseason and he’s been on and off of the Bengals’ roster this season.
In 2019, Zettel appeared in four games for the Bengals and recorded five total tackles.
Sheldon, 26, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Ferris State back in 2017. He lasted just over a year in Oakland before being claimed off waivers by the Browns in 2018.
The Packers would later sign Sheldon to their practice squad and bring him back on a futures contract this past January. However, he was once again cut loose coming out of the preseason. He caught on with the Bengals practice squad in November.
In 2017, Sheldon appeared in two games for the Raiders.