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Bengals Reworked Morgan Trent's Contract To "Protect Them From Surgically Repaired Knee"

Earlier Friday afternoon the Bengals announced the release of cornerback Morgan Trent, largely speculated because of a failed physical. And like the hysterical comedy reaching towards its climax in front of a live studio audience, the Cincinnati Bengals told corrected their own report saying that Morgan Trent wasn't actually released.

Jokes aside, how does this happen? Now that Johnathan Joseph is gone, Morgan Trent could realistically compete against Adam Jones and Brandon Ghee (and maybe Korey Lindsey) for the starting job. How do you "accidentally" release a possible starter that could be replacing your top free agent that you failed to keep?

This is how it went down, according to former Bengals radio voice and current Local 12 Sports Director Brad Johansen

Bengals say they made mistake w/ media release waiving Morgan Trent. He was released after conditioning test due to concern w/knee. (next)less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Because of the concern with the knee, the Bengals and Trent reworked the cornerback's contract.

Source close to situation tells me he has restructured his contract to protect Bengals on surgically repaired knee . Now he's back on rosterless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply