Little got the start in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, bringing in his only target for a six-yard gain.
Little may have gotten the start across from Larry Fitzgerald, but recent draft picks Chad Williams and Christian Kirk did the damage with the first-team offense. Though he seems to have made a nice impression in training camp, the 29-year-old Little is still on the roster bubble, hoping to eventually play in a regular-season game for the first time since 2014.
The Cardinals signed Little to a contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A second-round selection by the Browns back in 2011, Little turned in his best campaign as a rookie, notching 61 catches on 121 targets for 709 yards and two touchdowns. He last made a 53-man roster in 2014 with the Bengals, totaling six grabs for 69 yards over six games, but the lack established options at receiver for the Cardinals could give him an outside shot of landing a job with a strong showing during the preseason.
Little was released by the Bills on Tuesday.
The veteran wideout was let go Tuesday even after an impressive preseason in which he was second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. Little will now hit the open market, with a chance to sign on with a team looking to add experience to their wide receiver corps.
Little caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over the Giants. He also had another touchdown taken away on a close ruling.
Little was listed with the third-teamers when the initial depth chart came out. However, no one in the large group of receivers vying for the No. 3 and No. 4 jobs has completely stood out, so it's still a wide-open competition for those jobs, or even the final roster spots in general, especially with Greg Salas still sidelined with a hamstring injury. Games like these will help the veteran Little in his cause to make the team.
With Sammy Watkins still unable to practice, Little has seen significant time with the first team offense, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said quarterback Tyrod Taylor, "He's competing each and every day. He's gone out there and tried to make plays on the ball and has made a couple of acrobatic catches. He's in the right place as far as the routes go. He's definitely dialed in."
Watkins will be back soon and Robert Woods is the clear-cut No. 2 guy, but the third receiver spot is a wide open race. Even coach Rex Ryan has no clue who's going to take it and there may be as many as 5-6 receivers with a legitimate shot at the job. If we had to guess, it seems like high-upside guy Dez Lewis and the journeyman Little seem to be turning the most heads - Little through his consistency and knowledge of the game - though there's still plenty of time left for the depth chart to be shaken up. Little could finish anywhere from the No. 3 guy to not making the team.
Little was signed as a free agent Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Little has had three 40-plus catch seasons since getting drafted in the second round by the Browns in 2011, but has fallen on hard times recently, with just six catches in 2014 while not seeing any action this past season. He'll compete for a spot for a fourth, fifth, or sixth wideout in camp this summer.
The Bengals have released defensive end Robert Geathers and wide receiver Greg Little, the team announced Friday.
Geathers played all 16 games with the team in 2014, totaling 21 tackles with one sack and one interception. In his 11-year career in Cincinnati, Geathers has totaled 325 tackles with 34 sacks and three interceptions.
Little signed on with the Bengals halfway through the 2014 season, playing in six games, totaling six catches for 69 yards.
The Bengals wide receivers and tight ends combined for just seven catches and 75 yards in the team's 26-10 Wild Card loss to the Colts, with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu recording three catches for 31 yards.
With top wideout A.J. Green inactive Sunday, Sanu was the only Bengals receiver to make a catch in the game, racking up his three receptions on seven targets. Brandon Tate was targeted five times, Cobi Hamilton saw two targets and Greg Little was targeted once, but none of the three managed to record a catch.
Tight end Kevin Brock drew the start in place of Jermaine Gresham and caught just one pass for seven years. Rookie tight end Ryan Hewitt caught three of his five targets for 37 yards. Nobody on the Bengals was able to crack 50 receiving yards, with running back Giovani Bernard leading the way with 46 yards on eight receptions.
The Bengals have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 17 matchup with the Steelers: cornerback Terence Newman (illness), wide receivers James Wright (knee) and Greg Little, quarterback AJ McCarron , guard T.J. Johnson, tackle Tanner Hawkinson and defensive tackle Devon Still.
Newman and Wright were both listed as questionable to play in the regular-season finale. The team will have four other questionables available to play against the Steelers.
Cincinnat is a 3 1/2-point underdog in Pittsburgh in Week 17.
The Bengals ruled these players inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos: quarterback AJ McCarron (illness), defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris, linebacker Emmanuel Lamu (hamstring), wideouts Greg Little and James Wright (knee), and offensive linemen Devon Still and Tanner Hawkinson.
Three injured players occupy the inactive list submitted Sunday by the Bengals for their game in Tampa Bay. They are linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), wideout Greg Little (illness) and defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle).
The healthy scratches are running back Rex Burkhead, defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris and offensive linemen Tanner Hawkinson and Jamon Meredith.
As expected, the Bengals have ruled out linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) and defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle) for the Sunday game against Tampa Bay.
The team is otherwise healthy. Linebacker Nico Johnson (illness) has been deemed questionable while defensive end Robert Geathers (toe), safety George Iloka (groin), wideout Greg Little (illness) and offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee) are probable.
Bengals wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, running back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, linebacker Vontaze Burfict, offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson, wide receiver Greg Little and defensive end Margus Hunt were all ruled inactive Week 12 at Houston.
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Bengals in Week 11 against the Saints: CB Terence Newman, RB Giovani Bernard, LB Vontaze Burfict, OT Andre Smith, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DT Devon Still and WR Greg Little.
Former Browns wide receiver Greg Little said Tuesday that Thursday's game against Cleveland is "personal" and "somebody's gotta pay." Little was upset with how his departure from Cleveland was handled.
"Everything about this game is personal for me and I'm going to treat it that way," said Little, who signed with the Bengals Oct. 14 after being released by the Raiders. "And I'm going to put my team in the best position to win.
"I just knew there would be a time I would play the Browns. I felt like it was inevitable and the time has come. I was coming into a new coaching staff and they were looking at me to come in and play well. I had a great relationship with them and the front office decided to go another direction and hopefully I will make them pay."
Little's anger seems to be aimed toward first-year coach Mike Pettine.
"I did not get along with Pettine," he said, per The Plain Dealer. "Pettine doesn't get along with any of his players. Like you will walk past him in the hallway and he won't even speak to you. To have that type of (approach) for a coach is kind of odd. I can't say I'm going to lay it on the line for a guy who won't even speak to me if we were the only two people in the hallway."
The Bengals received little from their major skill position players Sunday, let alone their bit parts.
Among the minor contributors was recently signed wideout Greg Little, who dropped the first pass thrown his way and caught the next one for 13 yards. Fellow receiver Brandon Tate added a reception for seven yards while running back Cedric Peerman pitched in with a five-yard catch.
With receiver Marvin Jones out for the year with an ankle injury, the Bengals replaced him with free agent wideout Greg Little, the team announced. Little was cut by the Raiders in late August.
Last year he caught 41 passes for 465 yards and two touchdowns with Cleveland. He worked out for the Bengals on Tuesday, beating out former Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor and former Bengals sixth-round pick Cobi Hamilton.
The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts before Saturday's deadline. The team parted ways with WR Greg Little, RB George Atkinson, DE Denico Autry, CB Chance Casey, OL Jack Cornell, DE Jack Crawford, LB Carlos Fields, LB Bojay Filimoeatu, LB Spencer Hadley, OL Danny Kistler, OL Erle Ladson, DT Ricky Lumpkin, OL Lamar Mady, TE Jake Murphy, WR Seth Roberts, DE Ryan Robinson, S Brandian Ross, OL Jarrod Shaw, TE Scott Simonson, RB Jeremy Stewart, K Giorgio Tavecchio and FB Karl Williams.
Veteran receiver Greg Little got off to a strong start this preseason with the Raiders, but it has ended badly. He has been cut.
Little, who was waived last year by the Browns after a severe case of the dropsies, had his production weakened in each of his first three seasons in Cleveland.
The Raiders' initial depth chart lists receiver James Jones on the second team, behind starters Rod Streater and Andre Holmes. Greg Little joins Jones on the second team.
Denarius Moore and Juron Criner are the third-string wideouts.
Jones had a career-high 817 receiving yards last year with the Packers. He's caught 24 touchdown passes over the past three seasons.