The Bengals signed free agent Xavier Williams on Monday. He will take the roster spot of defensive tackle D.J. Reader.

The team placed Reader on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Reader, a fifth-year player, injured his left quadriceps in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. He played in Cincinnati’s first five games and made 19 tackles and two pass breakups.

A postgame report indicated Reader is expected to miss the rest of the season.

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