The Bengals have waived running back Bronson Hill, per Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The former Eastern Michigan running back originally signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and is technically a first-year NFL player for 2016. The 5'10", 215-pound back played in all four Bills preseason games in 2015 and all four of the Bengals’ preseason games in 2016. He signed with the Bengals back in February.
After being waived during final roster cuts in 2015, Hill spent time during the regular season on the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints' practice squads. It’s possible, though not certain that he ends up on the Bengals’ practice squad tomorrow.
This preseason with the Bengals, Hill compiled 54 yards on 21 attempts this preseason for a 2.6 yard per carry average. He also logged 21 yards on 5 receptions. He simply did not do enough to stick around on the Bengals’ roster, even with the loss of Cedric Peerman due to an arm fracture.
It just would have been too much for the Bengals to have two running backs named Hill, no?