The Cincinnati Bengals have made a roster move. On Tuesday, the team activated Adam Jones from the suspension list, and to free up a roster spot, waived Christian Ringo.
The Bengals initially claimed Ringo off of waivers from the Green Bay Packers last week. That’s when a roster spot opened up as backup quarterback Jeff Driskel was placed on injured reserve. Ringo was inactive for Cincinnati’s Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Making it harder to keep Ringo was the fact that Pat Sims, Andrew Billings, Ryan Glasgow and Geno Atkins are already on the roster, making it hard for Ringo to ever be active. Even Glasgow looked very promising against Baltimore, so this was an easy call to make. If anything, waiving Ringo was a sign of how high the Bengals are on Glasgow.
As for Jones, he is coming off a one-game suspension, which stems from a January 3, 2017 arrest that occurred in downtown Cincinnati. Jones faced misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business as well as a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.
Jones eventually plead guilty to obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor offense. As bad as the arrest looked, not to mention video of Jones berating and threatening a police officer, the Bengals chose to keep Jones on the roster, and owner Mike Brown even voiced his public support for Jones.
Jones still had to serve two days in jail when the arrest occurred and pay court fees. Those were the only punishments he received from the Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Once those punishments were issued, Jones was handed a one-game suspension from the NFL. He missed the Week 1 loss to the Ravens, but he’ll be able to play Thursday when Cincinnati hosts the Houston Texans.