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Bengals Roster 2016: Cincinnati’s 53-man roster is set

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The Bengals’ 2016 53-man NFL roster is here! As of Saturday afternoon, these 53 players are on the squad. This will likely change a few times before Week 1 kicks off on September 11 against the New York Jets.

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The Bengals have released their initial 53-man roster ahead of today’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline. With about 700 players being cut from the NFL this week, Cincinnati could swap in players who were formerly on other teams and in doing so, lose a few of the players on the roster as of this afternoon. There is no final roster, just a current roster as moves can be made at any time. Here is the complete list of Bengals players currently on the 53-man roster as of its inception as well as documentation of the players who have been released and those who are now on injury lists.

Here is the Bengals’ 53-man roster:

Offense

QUARTERBACK (2)

Andy Dalton

AJ McCarron

RUNNING BACK/H-BACK/FULLBACK(5)

Jeremy Hill

Giovani Bernard

Rex Burkhead

Cedric Peerman*

Ryan Hewitt

WIDE RECEIVER (6)

A.J. Green

Brandon LaFell

Tyler Boyd

Cody Core

James Wright

Alex Erickson

TIGHT END (3)

Tyler Eifert

Tyler Kroft

C.J. Uzomah

CENTER (2)

Russell Bodine

T.J. Johnson

OFFENSIVE TACKLE (3)

Andrew Whitworth

Cedric Ogbuehi

Jake Fisher

OFFENSIVE GUARD (4)

Clint Boling

Kevin Zeitler

Christian Westerman

Eric Winston

Defense

SAFETY (4)

George Iloka

Shawn Williams

Derron Smith

Clayton Fejedelem

CORNERBACK (6)

Adam Jones

Dre Kirkpatrick

Darqueze Dennard

Josh Shaw

Chris Lewis-Harris

William Jackson III*

LINEBACKER (7)

Rey Maualuga

Karlos Dansby

Vincent Rey

Nick Vigil

P.J. Dawson

Marquis Flowers

Trevor Roach

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (4)

Geno Atkins

Domata Peko

Pat Sims

Deshawn Williams

DEFENSIVE END (4)

Carlos Dunlap

Michael Johnson

Will Clarke

Margus Hunt

Special Teams

KICKER (1)

Mike Nugent

PUNTER (1)

Kevin Huber

LONG SNAPPER (1)

Clark Harris

**

Suspended/Reserve

  • Vontaze Burfict

Injured Reserve (IR)

Physically Unable to Perform (PUP)

Released

Waived

  • Darius Hillary
  • Jake Kumerow
  • Ryan Brown
  • Alex Cooper
  • Bronson Hill
  • Andrew Bonnet
  • David Dean
  • Aaron Epps
  • Trey Hopkins
  • Matt Lengel
  • Tony McRae
  • Alex Redmond
  • Alonzo Russell
  • Rashaun Simonise
  • Trip Thurman
  • John Weidenaar
  • Keith Wenning
  • Tra Carson
  • Mario Alford (waived from IR)

Waived/Released in cut down to 75

  • Brandon Tate
  • Jayson DiManche
  • Zach Hocker
  • Michael Bennett
  • Jeff Luc
  • John Peters
  • Floyd Raven
  • Jack Gangwish
  • Antwane Grant
  • Darien Harris
  • Joe Licata
  • Corey Tindal

Practice squad

  • DE Ryan Brown (rookie, Mississippi State)
  • WR Jake Kumerow (first-year player, Wisconsin-Whitewater)
  • CB Darius Hillary (rookie, Wisconsin)
  • TE Matt Lengel (first-year player, Eastern Kentucky)
  • HB Tra Carson (rookie, Texas A&M)
  • DT David Dean (rookie, Virginia)
  • G Alex Redmond (rookie, UCLA)
  • CB Tony McRae (rookie, North Carolina A&T)
  • WR Alonzo Russell (rookie, Toledo)

*Peerman and Jackson III are likely to land on IR eventually (that could happen as soon as later this afternoon); they need to make the initial 53-man roster before being added to IR to be eligible for the Designation to Return after Week 8. Only one of the two of them will be able to return via that designation.