According to the Bengals official twitter account, the Bengals waived center Dan Santucci on Thursday. After playing four seasons with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Santucci was drafted by the Bengals in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. After he was waived by the Bengals on September 2, signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad the next day, Cincinnati signed Santucci to the team's 53-man roster less than a week later.
After playing in two games in 2007, Santucci was a story of injury. He suffered a high ankle sprain against the Green Bay Packers during the 2008 preseason and was placed on the Injured Reserve list before the season kicked off. In 2009, Santucci suffered a foot injury during Training Camp and was placed on Injured Reserve soon after.