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Cincinnati Bengals waive Kevin Brock and Jasper Collins

A local product from Mount Union, Collins was actually rated as a sixth-seventh round prospect coming into the 2013 NFL draft.

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The Bengals are now closer to getting their roster down to 75 players after the team announced a pair of cuts following Tuesday's practice.

The team has released veteran tight end Kevin Brock and waived wide receiver Jasper Collins.

Brock, a first-year NFL player. Brock (6-5, 249; Rutgers) played in Games 3-6 of the 2013 season for Kansas City, with three catches for 36 yards. He was waived by the Chiefs on Oct. 29. He played in two games in 2011 for Buffalo, with two catches for 27 yards.

As for Collins, Cincinnati claimed him off of waivers this offseason after he was waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A local product from Mount Union, Collins was rated as a sixth-seventh round prospect coming into the 2013 NFL draft.

In his last college football season, he played in 15 games and led the Ohio Athletic Conference in yards per game (112.9), receptions (92), receiving yards (1,694) and receiving touchdowns (22). He was named first-team All-OAC for his efforts.

After going undrafted, the Miami Dolphins signed him as an undrafted free agent. After suffering a hamstring injury in training camp, Collins was waived on August 3, 2013, and the Cleveland Browns later signed him to their practice squad. He was eventually waived, and later signed by Pittsburgh following the season to a Reserve/Future contract and joined the Steelers roster on Feb. 3.