The Cincinnati Bengals drafted two players in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Reports surfaced earlier on Saturday that they waived running back Jay Finley, who the team selected 246th overall. According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have reportedly waived their other seventh round pick, cornerback Korey Lindsey, selected 207th out of Southern Illinois University. Lindsey played all four preseason games this year, but failed to generate enough of an impression to move beyond the third-team unit that often played late in the game.
Lindsey, a two-time First-Team All-American in the FCS version of college football, which is formerly known as Division I-AA, posted 14 career interceptions at Southern Illinois. Sidelines Scouting wrote during the pre-draft process that the six foot, 190-pound cornerback "Instincts and route-recognition skills are above-average, is a heady player who understands the importance of preparation." They also wrote favorably with good change-of-direction skills and fluid hips.
Lindsey would be a prime candidate for the practice squad.
With Brandon Ghee reportedly already waived, the Bengals have Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Morgan Trent, Kelly Jennings, Jonathan Wade, David Pender and Rico Murray remaining. Adam Jones is expected to go on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and wouldn't count towards the 53-man roster.