Blackstock back, Pope gone.

As a result of Darryl Blackstock's expiring suspension for using a banned substance, the Bengals waived Geoffrey Pope (again). Blackstock has less then 10 tackles for the season.

Pope signed with Cincinnati's practice squad, then promoted to the 53-man roster, then waived when the Bengals signed Jamar Fletcher. He signed the following day to the practice squad. And that was just September. When Herana-Daze Jones went on IR in mid-October, the Bengals promoted Pope to the 53-man roster. Pope was active against the Steelers and Texans while Fletcher was nursing a bad hamstring. Once Fletcher returned against the Jaguars, Pope was inactive and thus let go Monday.

Since there's no room left on the practice squad, the Bengals would have to waive someone else to make room. However, the Bengals already have a cornerback on the squad in Simeon Castille.

Furthermore, I'm not sure how we missed this, but in June aPope was arrested with felony charges after he smacked someone else with a champagne bottle in Detroit celebrating a birthday. That someone was the son of a local anchor and he required 28 stitches. In the end, someone else claimed responsibility, exonerating Pope.

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