This is how the NFL works. If you're hurt and your back-up gets in the game and plays really well, you're job may disappear. That's what may have happened to Jonathan Luigs after Reggie Stephens came into the game to back up Kyle Cook and played really well. The Bengals waived Luigs Tuesday.
The Bengals waived last year's fourth-round pick, center Jonathan Luigs out of Arkansas. Luigs had hip surgery in the offseason and hardly practiced in the spring and at training camp. Since he was waived and not waived injured, the indication is he won’t revert to any lists if he clears waivers and that he won’t return. Luigs played in eight games last season backing up Kyle Cook.
Luigs was the 2006 Dave Rimington Award winner at the University of Arkansas, which is awarded to the best center in college football, an award that he shares with centers like LeCharles Bentley. Losing Luigs is a shame considering how much potential he has but at least we have a solid center in Cook and now Stephens, who will be snapping the ball to Palmer with the first team while Cook recovers from his mild ankle injury.
Hopefully Luigs lands somewhere and has a productive career, you know, outside the AFC North.