The Cincinnati Bengals announced two more roster moves today as they waived wide receiver Tevin Reese and gave the waived/injured designation to fullback Mark Weisman. That means if Weisman clears waivers, he'll revert to the Bengals' injured reserve list and remain part of the team while not counting against the roster.
Reese was originally a seventh-round 2014 draft selection by San Diego byway of the Baylor Bears. He had five receptions for 43 yards for the Chargers in the 2014 preseason and was waived on Aug. 31. He later signed with the Bengals to join their practice squad on September 4, 2014.
During his college career, Reese caught 187 passes for 3,102 yards and 24 touchdowns in four seasons at Baylor, leaving Waco as the school’s third-leading receiver in all three categories. Reese scored 21 of his 24 touchdowns on plays of 40 yards-or-longer, the most in NCAA history. In 2013, Reese was a first-team All-Big 12 selection after playing in nine games and making eight starts. He finished the season with 867 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.
As for Weisman, the former Iowa Hawkeyes running back generated 2,602 yards rushing on 599 carries (4.3 yard/rush average) and scored 24 touchdowns during his college career (15 during his freshman season). He was competing for a spot on either the final roster or practice squad as a fullback/h-back. Weisman’s 2,602 yards rank sixth in school history and his 32 rushing touchdowns are third. He was also a two-year team captain.
With these moves, Cincinnati now has 78 players on their roster and must be cut down to 75 by 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Seven other players were cut this morning. It's also important to note that players on the PUP list don't count toward the final roster. Vontaze Burfict, Sean Porter and Cedric Ogbuehi are all eligible for the regular-season PUP list and that designation could be made in the next 24-hours.