The Cincinnati Bengals are shaving their roster down to get to 53 players and form their squad for the 2016 season. However, there are a couple of positions that are in flux on their team and some waiver additions from other clubs could spark another move by Cincinnati.
We’re tracking some of the league’s moves and updating them as they come this weekend.
Full list of Browns’ roster cuts today: WR Taylor Gabriel, WR Marlon Moore, DL Kenton Adeyemi, DL Chigbo Anunoby, CB Pierre Desier, RB Jahwan Edwards, DB Mikell Everette, OL Dan France, DB Charles Gaines, OL Garth Gerhart, TE Connor Hamlett, TE J.P. Holtz, WR Darius Jennings, OL Kaleb Johnson, OL Mike Matthews, LB Jason Neill, DB Eric Patterson, P Kasey Redfern, LB Justin Tuggle
Full list of Ravens’ roster cuts today including 2016 draft pick Keenan Reynolds: RB Justin Forsett, WR Keenan Reynolds, QB Josh Johnson, OG Vladimir Ducasse, LB Arthur Brown, S Terrence Brooks, LB Brennen Beyer, WR Daniel Brown, WR Jeremy Butler, OT Blaine Clausell, DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, LB Victor Ochi, LB Patrick Onwausor, C Matt Skura, DB Julian Wilson
Full list of Steelers’ roster cuts today includes two 2016 draft picks: QB Bryn Renner; WRs Demarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton and Marcus Tucker; RBs Brandon Brown-Dukes and Cameron Stingily; OLs Shahbaz Ahmed, Antoine Everett, Matt Feiler and Wade Hansen; CBs Montell Garner, Doran Grant, Al-Hajj Shabazz and Donald Washington; DLs Lavon Hooks, Caushaud Lyons and Johnny Maxey; LBs Travis Feeney, Steven Johnson and Jermauria Rasco; S Ray Vinopal.
Ravens release Justin Forsett: This is one of the most surprising moves of the day as Forsett had a great 2014 season and solid 2015 (on a pretty bad Ravens team) before getting injured midway through the season. Forsett was the No. 1 RB on the Ravens’ preseason depth chart.
Wow. The #Ravens are cutting RB Justin Forsett, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2016
Ravens release Michael Campanaro: Baltimore let go of the receiver/special teams player with an injury designation. He was a seventh round pick in 2014.
Packers planning to cut Josh Sitton: Green Bay, who has seemingly had offensive line issues throughout most of Aaron Rodgers’ career, is planning to cut longtime starting guard, Josh Sitton.
This is a surprise: #Packers are planning to cut long-time starting guard Josh Sitton, sources say,— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2016
Michael Griffin let go by Minnesota: Mike Zimmer said goodbye to Griffin, a relatively high-profile free agent acquisition this offseason. The former Titan was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
Michael Griffin says farewell to Vikings https://t.co/7hGLUpKLAF— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 3, 2016
Cobi Hamilton released by Steelers: The former Bengals wide receiver was let go on Saturday by Pittsburgh. He was initially drafted by Cincinnati in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
We have released: : WRs Demarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton & Marcus Tucker; RBs Brandon Brown-Dukes & Cameron Stingily.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 3, 2016
Broncos shopping quarterback Mark Sanchez: Denver has committed to starting Trevor Siemian in 2016, so they are looking for trade buyers for Sanchez. The veteran was brought in via free agency this year after the Broncos lost both Brock Osweiler (free agency) and Peyton Manning (retirement) this offseason. Denver comes to Cincinnati in their home opener in Week 3 this year.
Browns trade cornerback Justin Gilbert to Steelers: In what is a major rarity in the NFL, the Browns have shipped the former first round corner to Pittsburgh in an in-division trade. Gilbert struggled with consistency and health with Cleveland, and the Steelers are looking to boost their cornerback group after selecting Artie Burns at No. 25 overall in this year’s NFL Draft.
Browns trading former first-round CB Justin Gilbert to the Pittsburgh Steelers, per league source. Rare in-division trade.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2016
Jets release Jace Amaro and Dee Milliner: Gilbert isn’t the only former first round corner who might be landing elsewhere. The Jets attempted to shop Milliner in a trade, but didn’t find any suitors. Amaro, a second round pick in 2014, couldn’t stay healthy enough to continue his career with the Jets. The Bengals head to New York next Sunday.
Texans let two big-name veterans go: Houston decided to cut receiver Cecil Shorts and safety Antonio Allen on Saturday, as they charge to the creation of their final roster.
Veteran safety Antonio Allen among Texans cuts to get to 53 https://t.co/pxqEc5F79e— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 3, 2016
Carson Wentz expected to start for Eagles: After shipping Sam Bradford to Minnesota, it was assumed free agent acquisition Chase Daniel would start for Philadelphia, even if for a short time. However, news is breaking that the No. 2 overall pick, Wentz, will start for the Eagles. The Bengals play Philadelphia in Week 13 this season, so they may very well be facing the rookie at that point.
Told same as @caplannfl: It's the Carson Wentz show in Philly when he's healthy. Source says Chase Daniel not happy.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 3, 2016
Kenbrell Thompkins looking for work: After two stints with the Patriots, as well as one with the Raiders, the Jets have parted ways with the veteran receiver. Thompkins was a local kid out of the University of Cincinnati.
Patriots parting ways with Aaron Dobson: New England has reportedly released the former 2013 second round pick in their final cuts. He has 53 catches for 698 and 4 touchdowns in his career.
Pats cutting Aaron Dobson.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) September 3, 2016
Dan Herron cut by the Bills: Former Bengals running back and special teams player, Dan “Boom” Herron was cut by the Buffalo Bills on Friday. With Cedric Peerman injured and the back-end running backs not really impressing, the Bengals might come asking about his services.
Another former Bengal on the market: Former Bengals practice squad running back James Wilder Jr. was also among the Bills’ cuts.
To the bills organization I extremely appreciate the great opportunity I was given to compete and play the game I... https://t.co/FwjzWeZFdP— James Wilder Jr (@IAm_Wilder32) September 2, 2016
An interesting back available: Running back Stevan Ridley, who the Colts just signed, has also been cut.
RB Stevan Ridley, just signed, is being released by the #Colts, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2016
The Vikings get a new starting quarterback: A non-Bengals related but interesting update this morning was the Eagles trading quarterback Sam Bradford to the Vikings in the wake of Teddy Bridgewater’s injury. There’s now some fear the Bridgewater might not be ready for even the start of the 2017 season. If Bradford is worth this much, how much is AJ McCarron worth?