Former Bengals cornerback Morgan Trent can thank Bengals running back Cedric Benson.
After serving his one-game suspension, the Cincinnati Bengals reinstated Benson onto the 53-man roster but released Trent to make room -- who was virtually expendable once Adam Jones returned the week before.
Trent, whose 2010 season ended early after suffering a season-ending knee injury during practice, played the first six games this year, posting five tackles on defense and another on special teams.
Unless there's a spot opening up on the 53-man roster, Trent's unlikely to return to Cincinnati.
According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, Trent has worked out twice for the winless Indianapolis Colts in the past four days, but has yet to sign a contract.
Trent spent three seasons in Cincinnati after being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He posted an interception and 60 tackles, making one start and playing 30 games.