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If Wright was on the Active Roster in 2014 for 6 games or more, then I think he would not be eligible for the PS. (please correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I think those are the rules).   For Porter, I think it was the only way they could keep him around.  Otherwise he would have been waived to IR for the 3rd straight season in a row. 

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Wright lost for the year

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hobson60x60.jpgGeoff HobsonEditorBengals.com


What does it mean for Brandon Tate with James Wright lost for the season?

The Bengals are dealing with their first adversity of the 2015 season after they announced Tuesday they had waived injured wide receiver James Wright and have lost him for the rest of the season.

Wright, who had been penciled in as the No. 4 wide receiver and key special teams contributor, would revert to the Bengals’  injured reserve list if he clears waivers. Indications are Wright is facing season-ending knee surgery in the wake of tearing his PCL late last season.

It’s believed the Bengals plan to take a look at a group of free-agent veteran wide receivers before training camp begins Friday as they hunt for depth behind the top three of A.J. GreenMarvin Jones, and Mohamed Sanu.

The Bengals’ other injury moves Tuesday were hardly as surprising. As expected, Pro Bowl WILL linebackerVontaze Burfict starts camp on the active/physically unable to perform list as he recovers from micro fracture knee surgery, meaning he can come off at any point and start practicing once he passes a physical. Earlier Tuesday head coach Marvin Lewis and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther offered no timetable on his return.

Also, right end Margus Hunt, recovering from a back injury, and linebacker Sean Porter, recovering from a torn ACL, were also put on active PUP.

And, as expected, first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi, starts his career on the active/non-football injury list. Ogbuehi tore his ACL in his last game for Texas A&M in late December and the sense is he’ll start the regular season on PUP, where he won’t practice for the first six weeks.

Wright, a seventh-round pick in 2014, emerged as the club’s No. 3 receiver with his best game of the year in the 14-13 win in Tampa on Nov. 30. Wright had three catches for 59 yards, two of them converting huge third downs. The first one, a 12-yarder, set up the winning touchdown. The second one came with just under four minutes left on third-and-11 and the Bengals clinging to the lead. Wright’s circus catch on the sideline for 30 yards bought them another series.

But at some point in that game his season ended when he tore his PCL and apparently it didn’t bounce back. It leaves the Bengals a bit thin at wide receiver.

Seventh-rounder Mario Alford figured to make the club, but not be active as the sixth receiver until he got more experience. Brandon Tate, a seven-year vet, has the most experience as a receiver, but he’s seen mainly as a punt and kick returner. He had 17 catches for an 11.4 yard average last season when he had to play because of injuries to Jones and Green.

The Bengals signed former Raider Denarius Moore in the offseason and while he has good numbers (a 15.3 yard per for his 142 catches in 51 games), they were hoping to see more from him in the spring. Cobi Hamilton, a sixth-rounder in 2013, was waived before last season after he struggled catching the ball. He played his first NFL game in last year’s Wild Card Game in Indy and had no catches on two targets in 28 snaps.

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Why not take a look at Reggie Wayne? MB loves Wrs doesn't he?

Seems to me it would be similar to the Ravens picking up Steve smith last year. Good teams tend to make moves like this I feel like...


Don't be silly, the Bengals think Cobi Hamilton has more upside.  :P

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I blame Le Tigre....
Reggie Wayne is probably done not sure if he could squeeze any juice out of his lemon and doubt he plays special teams.

He went for 780 last year. You can at least trust him to run good routes, be a good mentor, proven winner, etc.

Hed be the 4th WR here and only play a lot of snaps if one of the top 3 go down.

I think Moore can do the job too though. Just hope Tate and Cobi see very few snaps if any.
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Whether Bengals had added enough help at DE and WR were questions that kept popping up this offseason.


Today no different, sadly.


At DE Project Margus off to another slow start this season.


WR Wright shelved for the year.


And I just read Rotoworld blurb about how disappointing Denarious Moore has been to date.

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Bengals send Vontaze Burfict, others to PUP list to start camp

CINCINNATI -- Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was one of three defensive players the Cincinnati Bengals placed on their physically unable to perform list Tuesday. All three will miss the start of training camp, which begins Friday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Each of the players was placed onto the active/PUP list. Because of that, they continue to count against the Bengals' 90-man preseason roster limit and will be allowed to return to practices once medically cleared.

While Burfict has spent nearly all offseason rehabbing from microfracture surgery to his left knee, defensive end Margus Hunt has been trying to recover from an April back injury and linebacker Sean Porter has been attempting to bounce back from an ACL tear he originally suffered nearly a year ago.

Before news of Burfict's injury-list designation, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was asked at a luncheon earlier Tuesday afternoon about Burfict's progress.

"He's doing well," Lewis said. "When he proves he's ready to sustain football play day after day and the doctors feel good about it, then he'll be out there."

Until Burfict is healthy, expect Vincent Rey and free-agency acquisition A.J. Hawk to split time in camp at the "Will" linebacker position.

Along with Burfict, Hunt and Porter, the Bengals made two other injury-related roster moves.

Rookie offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, the team's first-round pick, was placed onto the active/non-football injury list for an ACL tear he suffered last December during Texas A&M's Liberty Bowl win over West Virginia. Ogbuehi has spent the past eight months rehabbing the injury and, like Burfict, recently posted videos of himself beginning to cut and turn and sprint on the injured leg.

Last year, quarterback AJ McCarron began the preseason on the active/non-football injury list with receiver Marvin Jones. Before the end of the season, McCarron had a PUP list stint and Jones went on the injured reserve. McCarron's injury last season stemmed from shoulder fatigue during college.

Cincinnati also released second-year receiver James Wright under the waived/injured designation. If Wright clears waivers Wednesday, he will revert to the Bengals' IR for the 2015 season. His loss would be a big blow to an already-reeling pass-catching group. After their top three receivers, the Bengals' depth looks quite thin. Wright was expected to be the fourth receiver had he recovered fully from a knee injury he suffered Week 13 last season.

Wright was just coming into his own in that game, converting first downs on all three of his catches in the win at Tampa Bay. Each of the receptions came on third downs.




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Tut tut...this was a loss before training camp, and had nothing to do with pre-season games. 


Dude was a hot mess because of the season injury. #technicalities 


You're off the hook.


Hue Jackson just said Bengals tickled Pandora's box last season.


Gonna open it wide this year.


Doesn't he know how that story ends?

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