The Bengals re-signed linebacker J.K. Schaffer to the practice squad Thursday after waiving him for the second time in six weeks Wednesday.

Schaffer who a Cincinnati native who starred at La Salle High School and UC was signed to the practice squad last September after spending the preseason with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay.

He played well for the Bengals in the preseason this year but was one of the final cuts on Aug. 31. After clearing waivers Schaffer re-singed with the Bengals as a member of the practice squad Sept. 1.

On Monday Schaffer was promoted to the active roster and made his NFL debut against the Steelers playing on all four special teams. He was brought up for the injured Jeromy Miles one of the team’s top tacklers on special teams the last two years.

But after Miles cleared waivers the Bengals re-signed him Wednesday and released Schaffer. And the carousel came full circle Thursday when Schaffer was brought back again.