Bengals Announce That They've Released Cornerback Jason Allen

So you're telling me, I have to leave Cincinnati this way?

Jason Allen, who signed a two-year deal worth $8.2 million last year, was released on Wednesday, the team announced.

The Cincinnati Bengals have released cornerback Jason Allen, according to their official twitter account on Wednesday.

By releasing Allen the Bengals will incur $500,000 in dead money for 2013, but compared to his $3.7 million cap number, it's still a significant savings. And we won't present the impression that the cap savings will lead to a long-term extension with one of the team's core players.

Allen, who signed a $8.2 million deal over two seasons last year, played four games with only three defensive snaps. He also added a special teams tackle during the season.

The current Bengals roster holds seven cornerbacks, led by Leon Hall, Terence Newman and Adam Jones, filled out with second-year players Dre Kirkpatrick, Shaun Prater and Chris Lewis-Harris, as well as Brandon Ghee. We figure that Hall, Newman, Jones and Kirkpatrick are certainties, with the final sport or two, battling between Prater, Ghee and Lewis-Harris.

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