The Cincinnati Bengals placed tight end Drew Sample on injured reserve and promoted defensive back Trayvon Henderson from the practice squad on Saturday.
Sample, a rookie tight end out of Washington, had five catches for 30 yards in nine games before sustaining an ankle injury. He was the team's second-round pick (No. 52 overall) in this spring's NFL draft.
Cincinnati hoped for greater production from Sample, but he stayed behind fellow tight ends Tyler Eifert and C.J. Uzomah on the depth chart. He caught two passes for 25 yards in his second career game but did not have another multi-catch performance after that.
Henderson, 24, missed all of last season because of a torn ACL.