Keith Darbut, a defensive end out of Baldwin-Wallace, signed with the Bengals on July 26th. Even though he ran a 4.4 40-yard dash and had 10.5 sacks as a senior, the Bengals probably figured that he didn't fit their plans at either outside linebacker or defensive end which have become suddenly crowded roster spots.
The Bengals have also cut long snapper, Neal Dahlman, fomerly of Bowling Green University. He was signed a day after Darbut and has quite the highlight video for a long snapper. He was a long shot to make the team, given the solid play from Clark Harris last season and it's not really a surprise that he was let go.
According to Bengals.com writer, Geoff Hobson, the moves were made last night right around the time that the Gilles signing had officially been announced:
Gilles officially signed cut two cfas darbut and dahlman
It will be interesting to see if either of these guys will be brought back to the Practice Squad down the road. If I had to pick between one of the two, I'd guess that Darbut might have a chance to latch back on in Cincinnati, given his athleticism and knack for rushing the passer.
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