The Cincinnati Bengals have until 6:00 p.m. to reduce their active roster to the league's 53-man maximum. In doing so they'll be forced to either release 27 players or place injured players on appropriate lists that enables the team a roster exemption. We're charting the progress until the team's release of their 53-man roster, which should happen at some point this afternoon.
In the meantime, here's a chart of what's happened so far, reported through beat writers and league sources.
|Jay Finley||RB||2011 - 7th (246)||Expected. Started strongly but injuries crushed his chances.|
|Fui Vakapuna||FB||2009 - 7th (215)||Expected. Chris Pressley's performance knocked Vakapuna out.|
|DeQuin Evans||LB||2011 - UDFA||Expected. Evans was a long-shot but received praise. Could return to the practice squad if he clears waivers.|
|Brandon Ghee||CB||2010 - 3rd (96)||Expected. Durability became an issue with Ghee, who wasn't impressive enough when he did play. Practice squad eligible.|
|Max Jean-Gilles||OG||2011 - FA Signing||Struggled during the preseason to pass block backup defensive tackles; often bullrushed into the quarterback.|
|Andrew Hawkins||WR||2011 - UDFA||Played well on special teams but was a numbers casualty. Expected to the practice squad if he clears waivers.|
|Korey Lindsey||CB||2011 - 7th (207th)||Expected. Numbers game pushed him out, compounded with the fact he didn't generate much interest.|