Posted: Tue December 25, 2012 5:40PM; Updated: Tue December 25, 2012 5:39PM

Bengals acquire Sanzenbacher on waivers from Bears

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The Bengals have acquired receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on waivers from the Bears.
The Bengals have acquired receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on waivers from the Bears.
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have acquired wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on waivers from the Chicago Bears and placed first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.

Sanzenbacher was released this week by the Bears and was picked up Tuesday by the Bengals. He played in five games with one catch for 7 yards this season.

Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall selection in the 2012 draft, has been sidelined with a knee injury. He played in five games this season, with two tackles on defense and two on special teams.

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