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.
Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 1 of Thursday's Charlotte Knights doubleheader.
The White Sox top pitching prospect recorded three strikeouts and issued three walks in a 4-0 win.
The Knights' Twitter account posted a video of the final out:
Perhaps the best part? It was against the Syracuse Chiefs, the Washington Nationals' minor league team.
The Nationals selected Giolito with the 16th pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Last offseason, the 22-year-old was traded to the White Sox — along with Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning — as a key component in exchange for Adam Eaton.
The last Knights pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Andre Rienzo on July 25, 2013 against the Indianapolis Indians, which also came in the first game of a doubleheader.
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