Tupou signed a one-year contract with Cincinnati on Thursday.
Tupou was tendered by the Bengals earlier in March and his signing was expected. He's coming off an injury-shortened season that saw him record nine tackles (six solo) in six games. Healthy once again, he'll look to carve out a larger role for himself in 2019.
The Colorado product was only able to play in six games for the Bengals in 2018 due to a pectoral injury. In that span, Tupou was able to make nine tackles (six solo). When healthy, Tupou should provide depth to the Cincinnati defensive line.
Tupou is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Colts, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
The 24-year-old was recovering from a sprained MCL, but it appears he's shaken the injury. Still, the Bengals weren't ready to insert him into the lineup. Tupou's absence will leave Ryan Glasgow as the lone backup defensive tackle for Week 1.