The Bengals signed C Jeff Faine on Wednesday, one day after hosting the veteran for a tryout.
Faine, 31, started all 15 games he played last season for the Buccaneers. He was with the Bucs from 2008-11 after spending the previous two seasons with the Saints. Faine begain his career with the Browns in 2003.
In nine seasons, Faine has started 117 games. He provides insurance for Bengals starting C Kyle Cook, who could miss a significant amount of time with foot and ankle injuries.