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Kicker Jake Elliott heads Bengals' practice squad

Kicker Jake Elliott, a fifth-round draft pick this year, was one of eight players added to the Bengals' practice squad on Sunday. Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals added eight of their own players to their practice squad Sunday. The practice squad has a 10-man limit, so the Bengals have two open spaces to potentially fill from other teams.

All eight players were with the Bengals in training camp, led by draft picks Brandon Wilson and Jake Elliott.

Here's a look at the eight players:

K Jake Elliott: The 2017 fifth-round draft pick out of Memphis displayed a strong leg and some potential for the future, but he wasn't consistent enough to beat out veteran Randy Bullock. Bullock made more kicks in the preseason and in practice and was the clear-cut winner of the job. The Bengals aren't taking any chances this season after losing several games due to kicking problems last year. It makes sense they would keep Elliott around as a long-term investment.

DB Brandon Wilson: The Bengals never got to see what Wilson could do after he spent most of the preseason on the non-football injury list, but they liked him enough to trade up to select him in the sixth round of the 2017 draft. Wilson is an intriguing prospect who played running back and cornerback in college for Houston while also returning kicks.

LB Brandon Bell: Bell had a strong preseason, but the Bengals went with undrafted rookie linebacker Hardy Nickerson for the final linebacker spot. Bell had eight total tackles, a sack and two pass deflections in the preseason.

OT Kent Perkins: An undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas, Perkins played both right guard and right tackle in college. His versatility will help as a potential backup for a team short on tackle depth.

DT Josh Tupou: Tupou had an impressive preseason, but he plays a position that's particularly deep for the Bengals right now. At 6-foot-3 and 350 pounds, Tupou is the biggest player on the team and could be a potential run-stuffing nose tackle some day.

WR Kermit Whitfield: Whitfield didn't have a chance to make a roster loaded with receivers, but he had a nice end to the preseason, catching a 30-yard pass and a 16-yard pass in the final two games. The 5-8, 184-pound Whitfield has 4.44 40-yard dash speed and was a top kick returner in college at Florida State.

DT DeShawn Williams: Williams, a 2015 undrafted rookie free agent out of Clemson, spent his first season on the practice squad and was on the active roster for most of the 2016 season. He played four games last season.

RB Jarveon Williams: Williams had an impressive conclusion to the preseason, rushing 27 times for 117 yards in the final game.