The Bengals can announce their 2016 practice squad after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4. Here’s all the news, rumors and information to follow as Cincinnati’s practice squad takes shape.
Sunday, 1:58 p.m. ET
- 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)
Sunday, 1:58 p.m. ET
Bengals surprisingly waived linebacker P.J. Dawson, a 2015 third round draft pick. If Dawson clears waivers, he’ll be practice squad eligible.
Sunday, 1:29 p.m. ET.
Defensive end Ryan Brown is also re-joining the Bengals on their practice squad.
Per league sources, #Bengals bringing WR Jake Kumerow, RB Tra Carson & DE Ryan Brown back to the practice squad.— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) September 4, 2016
Sunday, 1:28 p.m. ET.
The Bengals are signing first year wide receiver Jake Kumerow to the practice squad.
The Bengals have signed WR Jake Kumerow to their practice squad, source says.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 4, 2016
Sunday, 1:27 p.m. ET.
The Bengals are signing running back Tra Carson to the practice squad.
Tra Carson signed to Bengals' practice squad, per source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 4, 2016
Sunday, 1:03 p.m. ET.
No Bengals players waived yesterday were claimed by another team and their only waiver claim was for Driskel.
Driskel was the Bengals only waiver claim. None of their players got claimed.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 4, 2016
Sunday, 12:50 p.m. ET.
Here’s the first rumor about the Bengals waiver claims. It looks like they’re adding a new quarterback to the team. This is bad news for Keith Wenning who it doesn’t seem will not last another year on the Bengals’ practice squad. Because the Bengals claimed Driskel on waivers, he’ll need to be added to the 53-man roster, and someone else will need to be cut to make room.
Bengals claimed QB Jeff Driskel (49ers).— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 4, 2016
Practice squad eligible players who the Bengals cut on Saturday:
FB Andrew Bonnet (rookie, North Dakota State)
DE Ryan Brown (rookie, Mississippi State)
HB Tra Carson (rookie, Texas A&M)
C Alex Cooper (rookie, Houston)
DT David Dean (rookie, Virginia)
OT Aaron Epps (rookie, Louisville)
HB Bronson Hill (first-year player, Eastern Michigan)
CB Darius Hillary (rookie, Wisconsin)
G Trey Hopkins (second-year player, Texas)
WR Jake Kumerow (first-year player, Wisconsin-Whitewater)
TE Matt Lengel (first-year player, Eastern Kentucky)
CB Tony McRae (rookie, North Carolina A&T)
G Alex Redmond (rookie, UCLA)
WR Alonzo Russell (rookie, Toledo)
WR Rashaun Simonise (rookie, Calgary)
G Trip Thurman (rookie, Florida)
OT John Weidenaar (rookie, Montana State)
QB Keith Wenning (first-year player, Ball State)
Here’s the 2016 practice squad minimum salary.
The 2016 minimum weekly salary for the practice squad is $6,900 ($117,300 for the entire regular season). Some players will get more.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) September 4, 2016