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Bengals Announce That They've Released Cornerback Jason Allen

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

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

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.