After being released by the Bears on Christmas Eve it didn't take long for Dane Sanzenbacher to get scooped up by another team.
According to the the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals claimed Sanzenbacher off waivers from the Bears and placed rookie first-round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.
Sanzenbacher returns to Ohio in which he starred in college for the Buckeyes and played his high school football in Toledo.
The 24-year-old won't have to worry about whether his team will make the playoffs, since the Bengals clinched a wild-card spot with their victory over the Steelers in Week 16.
It had been a disappointing season for Sanzenbacher, appearing in only four games and catching one pass. In 2011, he hauled in 27 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bears haven't made any corresponding roster moves since the release of Sanzenbacher.