In the span of just a few days, the Green Bay Packers have lost two defensive linemen to waiver claims. The team waived Brian Price as part of the final cut-down to a 53-man roster, only to see the Dallas Cowboys claim him for their team. Now, the Packers are losing Christian Ringo, as the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly claimed him on Wednesday.
Ringo was waived on Tuesday when the Packers signed former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Quinton Dial. A 6th-round pick of the Packers’ in 2015, Ringo was on the team’s practice squad for his entire rookie season, then made the team in 2016.
In a bit of a coincidence, Ringo was cut leading up to the Packers’ game with the Seattle Seahawks, the team against which he had his most memorable and most notable plays (which were not the same snap). Ringo forced a fumble in that game on the Seahawks’ final offensive snap, sealing the Packers’ 38-10 victory. However, it was earlier in the game that he had this memorable play, running onto the field from the sideline:
Christian Ringo was late getting onto the field vs Seahawks, but he knew what to do once he got there! https://t.co/DtTFikqppZ— George Stanley (@geostanley) December 12, 2016
Ringo will join a Bengals defensive tackle group that includes All-Pro Geno Atkins, veteran nose tackle Pat Sims, second-year pro Andrew Billings, and rookie Ryan Glasgow.