There’s a roster move the Cincinnati Bengals should explore making after an injury that occurred during training camp on Wednesday.

Bengals running back Elijah Holyfield went down during practice and had to be carried off the field.

For now, it’s unclear how serious Holyfield’s injury is, but I think it’s fair to assume that he’ll miss some camp time.

Losing Holyfield isn’t a major blow to Cincinnati’s roster. The former Georgia Bulldog has mostly been a practice squad player during his time in the NFL.

The Bengals, however, need the depth during training camp (like every NFL team). Having enough training camp bodies is important. And Cincy will need to replace Holyfield if he’s going to be out an extended amount of time.

A perfect option for Cincinnati would be running back Trey Edmunds, who was released this week by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Aug 9, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Trey Edmunds (33) returns a kick-off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Edmunds spent the last four seasons with the Steelers, but he didn’t see much action. The former Virginia Tech/Maryland standout totaled 92 rushing yards and 48 receiving yards during his time in Pittsburgh.

This is one of those under-the-radar moves that wouldn’t get much attention, but it would still be important. For starters, the Bengals need enough running backs on the field for training camp. They could also try to extract some inside information about the Steelers from Edmunds (this seems like a very Bill Belichick move).

Moves like this don’t generate headlines, but it’s still a savvy move the Bengals should consider making.

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