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The Bengals have waived LB Brandon Bell and WR Charles Holland. 

Bell played in nine games for the Bengals over the last two seasons, and recorded seven tackles on defense and seven on special teams. Holland had signed with the Bengals on Friday as a college free agent out of Tiffin.

The team also signed three college free agents — WR Ventell Bryant of Temple, LB Noah Dawkins of The Citadel, and LB Sterling Sheffield of Maine. All three are rookies and participated in this weekend’s rookie minicamp as tryout players. 

Bryant led Temple in receiving yards last season with 690 and set the school record with 2,444 yards as well. At Temple’s pro day, he recorded a 34.5” vertical and 4.56 40-yard dash at 6-3 and 209 pounds. 

Like Bryant, Dawkins is a true four-year player and led The Citadel in solo tackles (33) and sacks (4) in his final season. Dawkins is slightly undersized as a traditional linebacker (6-1 227 pounds) but has incredible speed and explosion. He blazed a 4.41 40-yard dash at his pro day along with a broad jump of 125”.

Sheffield isn’t quite the athlete Dawkins is at a similar size of 6-0 225 pounds but he brings similar production traits. He’s listed as a linebacker but he often rushed the passer at Maine, recording 8.5 sacks in 2018.

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5 minutes ago, westside bengal said:

Do we need a separate Addition by Subtraction thread too.

 

I could think of a few names for that list.

I wasn't sure if it was covered somewhere else or not, a duplication.

Just thought it might be a convenient place to keep track of the cuts as they happen.

Will gladly delete if posters think so.

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2 hours ago, High School Harry said:

I wasn't sure if it was covered somewhere else or not, a duplication.

Just thought it might be a convenient place to keep track of the cuts as they happen.

Will gladly delete if posters think so.

Yours post is great and I think was needed.  My post was a poor attempt at early morning humor.....thinking how we could be a better team by getting ready of some deadwood.  My apology.

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The Cincinnati Bengals continue to get their 2019 NFL Draft class under contract.

On Wednesday, the team announced they had signed linebacker Deshaun Davis to his rookie contract. He was the second of their three sixth-round selections (210th overall) in the draft.

Davis, who measures in at 5-11 and 234 pounds, spent five seasons (2014-18) at Auburn, including a redshirt year in 2014. He recorded 266 career tackles, including 29 for losses and seven sacks. Last season, Davis led the Tigers in tackles (116) en route to First-Team All-SEC honors.

Davis adds depth to linebacker, and he is probably going to be a special team player in 2019 so long as he makes the 53-man roster. 

Of the Bengals’ 10 draft picks, just four remain unsigned — Jonah Williams (first round; Alabama), Drew Sample (second round; Washington), Germaine Pratt (third round; North Carolina State) and Ryan Finley (fourth round; North Carolina State).

 

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A lot of people including Takeo Spikes are really high on this guy so let's hope he pans out.

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The Cincinnati Bengals continue to get their 2019 NFL Draft class under contract.

On Thursday, the team signed first-round pick Jonah Williams and second-round pick Drew Sample to their rookie contracts. 

Williams, who measures in at 6-5 and 302 pounds, started all 44 possible games in his college career and helped Alabama to appearances in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in each of his three seasons with the program, including a national title in the 2017 season. 

Last season, Williams, the 11th overall pick in this year’s draft, earned unanimous first-team All-American honors and won the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the conference’s top offensive lineman. 

Sample, who weighs in at 6-5 and 255 pounds, spent five seasons (2014-18) at Washington and caught 46 career passes for 487 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior last season, Sample, who was the 52nd overall pick, caught 25 passes for 252 yards and three scores.

Of the Bengals’ 10 draft picks, just two remain unsigned — linebacker Germaine Pratt and quarterback Ryan Finley.

 

 

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As OTAs roll on, the Cincinnati Bengals have made a pair of roster moves.

On Wednesday, the team signed offensive tackle Justin Evans. In a corresponding move, the team waived tight end Andrew Vollert.

Evans, who weighs in at 6-5 and 310 pounds, is a first-year player out of South Carolina State. He was originally a college free agent signee of the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. He was waived by the Ravens on final cuts last season, and he later spent time on the practice squads of Washington and the Arizona Cardinals. He was waived by the Cardinals on May 9.

Vollert, a first-year player, spent the final eight games of 2018 on the Bengals’ practice squad after joining the team on Nov. 5. An undrafted free agent out of Weber State, he originally signed with Arizona as a college free agent in May. 

Vollert would play in all four preseason games for the Cardinals, and caught eight passes for 55 yards. He was waived at final cuts, then signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad, where he spent the first eight games of the season before being released on Oct. 30 and later joining Cincinnati.

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In a move aimed at shoring up the offensive line for the summer, the Cincinnati Bengals waived Rod Taylor and added free-agent guard John Jerry on Monday.

 

The Bengals announced the moves, which seem to stem mostly from the hobbled state of the offensive line right now heading into a three-day stretch of mandatory minicamp.

Jerry played four years in Miami upon arrival in 2010 before starting four years for the New York Giants, last playing a down in 2017. As for Taylor, he seemed to have upside out of the seventh round a year ago before suffering a season-ending injury.

 

For now, the Bengals appear to simply be making moves in order to have camp bodies. But it’s hard not to notice the overhaul at the guard position, with Cordy Glenn moving there and the arrivals of John Miller, Michael Jordan and now Jerry.

 

 

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3 hours ago, High School Harry said:

In a move aimed at shoring up the offensive line for the summer, the Cincinnati Bengals waived Rod Taylor and added free-agent guard John Jerry on Monday.

 

The Bengals announced the moves, which seem to stem mostly from the hobbled state of the offensive line right now heading into a three-day stretch of mandatory minicamp.

Jerry played four years in Miami upon arrival in 2010 before starting four years for the New York Giants, last playing a down in 2017. As for Taylor, he seemed to have upside out of the seventh round a year ago before suffering a season-ending injury.

 

For now, the Bengals appear to simply be making moves in order to have camp bodies. But it’s hard not to notice the overhaul at the guard position, with Cordy Glenn moving there and the arrivals of John Miller, Michael Jordan and now Jerry.

 

 

The only missing ingredient is whether he was ever at Texas A&M  

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