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Keep track of every Bengals roster move here as we inch closer toward the 2017 NFL regular season.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the initial 53-man roster as of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Expect this list to evolve in the coming days as we inch closer toward the 2017 NFL season.

The practice squad has also been announced, though it initially only includes eight of a possible 10 players.

Two former Bengals players were claimed off of waivers by other teams: safety Demetrious Cox (Panthers) and offensive lineman J.J. Dielman (Rams).

Cincinnati Bengals 53-Man Roster

# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
97 Atkins, Geno DT 6-1 300 29 8 Georgia
25 Bernard, Giovani HB 5-9 205 25 5 North Carolina
75 Billings, Andrew DT 6-1 325 22 2 Baylor
61 Bodine, Russell C 6-3 308 25 4 North Carolina
65 Boling, Clint G 6-5 305 28 7 Georgia
83 Boyd, Tyler WR 6-2 197 22 2 Pittsburgh
4 Bullock, Randy K 5-9 206 27 6 Texas A&M
82 Carter, Cethan H-B 6-3 241 23 R Nebraska
16 Core, Cody WR 6-3 210 23 2 Mississippi
14 Dalton, Andy QB 6-2 220 29 7 Texas Christian
21 Dennard, Darqueze CB 5-11 198 25 4 Michigan State
96 Dunlap, Carlos DE 6-6 280 28 8 Florida
85 Eifert, Tyler TE 6-6 255 26 5 Notre Dame
50 Evans, Jordan LB 6-2 233 22 R Oklahoma
12 Erickson, Alex WR 6-0 195 24 2 Wisconsin
42 Fejedelem, Clayton S 6-0 205 24 2 Illinois
74 Fisher, Jake OT 6-6 305 24 3 Oregon
67 Glasgow, Ryan DT 6-3 302 23 R Michigan
18 Green, A.J. WR 6-4 210 29 7 Georgia
46 Harris, Clark LS 6-5 250 33 9 Rutgers
89 Hewitt, Ryan H-B 6-4 255 26 4 Stanford
32 Hill, Jeremy HB 6-1 235 24 4 Louisiana State
66 Hopkins, Trey G 6-3 310 25 2 Texas
10 Huber, Kevin P 6-1 211 32 9 Cincinnati
43 Iloka, George S 6-4 225 27 6 Boise State
22 Jackson, William CB 6-0 187 24 2 Houston
90 Johnson, Michael DE 6-7 272 30 9 Georgia Tech
60 Johnson, T.J. C 6-4 300 27 4 South Carolina
27 Kirkpatrick, Dre CB 6-2 185 27 6 Alabama
81 Kroft, Tyler TE 6-6 250 24 3 Rutgers
11 LaFell, Brandon WR 6-3 210 30 8 Louisiana State
58 Lawson, Carl LB 6-2 261 22 R Auburn
80 Malone, Josh WR 6-3 208 21 R Tennessee
5 McCarron, AJ QB 6-3 220 26 3 Alabama
51 Minter, Kevin LB 6-0 246 26 5 LSU
28 Mixon, Joe HB 6-1 228 21 R Oklahoma
56 Nickerson, Hardy LB 6-0 232 23 R Illinois
70 Ogbuehi, Cedric OT 6-5 310 25 3 Texas A&M
62 Redmond, Alex G 6-5 310 22 1 UCLA
57 Rey, Vincent LB 6-0 250 29 7 Duke
15 Ross, John WR 5-11 188 22 R Washington
20 Russell, KeiVarae CB 5-11 196 23 2 Notre Dame
26 Shaw, Josh CB 6-1 200 25 3 Southern California
92 Sims, Pat DT 6-2 330 31 10 Auburn
71 Smith, Andre G 6-4 325 30 9 Alabama
94 Smith, Chris DE 6-1 266 25 4 Arkansas
31 Smith, Derron S 5-10 200 25 3 Fresno State
87 Uzomah, C.J. TE 6-6 265 24 3 Auburn
59 Vigil, Nick LB 6-2 239 24 2 Utah State
63 Westerman, Christian G 6-3 300 24 2 Arizona State
36 Williams, Shawn S 6-0 210 26 5 Georgia
99 Willis, Jordan DE 6-4 255 22 R Kansas State

Here’s a look at the practice squad:

Bengals practice squad

# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
52 Bell, Brandon LB 6-1 229 22 R Penn State
3 Elliott, Jake K 5-9 167 22 R Memphis
78 Perkins, Kent OT 6-5 320 22 R Texas
68 Tupou, Josh DT 6-3 350 23 R Colorado
13 Whitfield, Kermit WR 5-8 184 23 R Florida State
69 Williams, DeShawn DT 6-1 295 24 2 Clemson
39 Williams, Jarveon HB 5-9 202 22 R Texas- San Antonio
40 Wilson, Brandon S 5-11 200 23 R Houston
Sojourn, Shelton CB 5-9 168 R Wisconsin
Toner, Cole G 6-7 300 2 Harvard

Bengals Injured Reserve List:

Bengals IR List

# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
33 Carson, Tra HB 5-11 231 24 1 Texas A&M
84 Kumerow, Jake WR 6-4 206 25 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater
30 Peerman, Cedric HB 5-10 212 30 8 Virginia
86 Schreck, Mason TE 6-5 258 23 R Buffalo

Saturday roster cuts prior to the official announcement:

The Bengals are expected to cut veteran defensive end Wallace Gilberry.

The Bengals are also expected to cut veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston.

The Bengals are cutting rookie fifth round pick J.J. Dielman.

The Bengals are cutting rookie kicker Jake Elliott, making Randy Bullock this year’s kicker.

The Bengals are cutting safety Demetrious Cox; he’s a practice squad candidate.

The Bengals are cutting defensive end Ryan Brown.

The Bengals are cutting rookie seventh round pick tight end Mason Schreck. He suffered an MCL injury in the third preseason game. He will be eligible to go on Injured Reserve if he clears waivers.

The Bengals are cutting running back Tra Carson. He suffered an undisclosed injury in the third preseason game. He will be eligible to go on Injured Reserve if he clears waivers, the same situation as Schreck.

The Bengals have traded cornerback Bene Benwikere to the Cowboys for a conditional late-round draft pick.

The Bengals have waived defensive tackle DeShawn Williams.

Schreck has acknowledged he’s going on IR.

Changes will happen to the roster in the coming days as the Bengals could move someone to Injured Reserve or pick someone up off the waiver wire. Last year, we saw the Bengals claim two players from the waiver wire after final cuts: quarterback Jeff Driskel and cornerback KeiVarae Russell. Their additions saw two players who initially made the 53-man roster lose their jobs.

Additionally, starting cornerback Adam Jones will officially move to the suspended list when the 53-man roster is formed. He’ll be eligible to return on Monday, September 11, at which point someone on the 53-man roster will need to be cut to make room. Vontaze Burfict will also be suspended to start the year. He’ll miss the first three weeks and won’t count toward the 53-man roster at that time. When he returns on September 25, someone will need to be cut at that time to make room, too.

As for the IR list, if the Bengals want someone to be eligible for the IR-designation to return, they must make the team’s initial 53-man roster. After Driskel was injured in the preseason finale, he’s now a candidate for IR and could be called upon to return later in the year. If the Bengals want that to happen, they’ll need to have Driskel on the 53-man roster on Saturday and then move him to IR on Monday. That means someone who doesn’t make the cut on Saturday could be brought back on Monday. Or, the Bengals could look to fill that spot with someone from another NFL team.

Bengals roster cuts coming into cutdown weekend:

Brandon Thompson (8/20/2017)

Boom Williams (8/20/2017)

Karel Hamilton (8/20/2017)

Cedric Thompson (7/31/2017)

Injured Reserve:

Cedric Peerman (8/29/2017)

Jake Kumerow (8/10/2017)

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Bengals 2017 schedule:

Week 1 vs Ravens, Sunday, September 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 2 vs Texans, Thursday, September 14 2017, 8:25 p.m. ET

Week 3 at Packers, Sunday, September 25 2017, 4:25 p.m. ET

Week 4 at Browns, Sunday, September 29, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 5 vs Bills, Sunday, October 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 6 - BYE

Week 7 at Steelers, Sunday, October 22 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 8 vs Colts, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 9 at Jaguars, Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 10 at Titans, Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 11 at Broncos, Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:25 p.m. ET

Week 12 vs Browns, Sunday, November 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 13 vs Steelers, Monday, December 4, 2017, 8:30 p.m. ET

Week 14 vs Bears, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 15 at Vikings, Sunday, December 17, 2017, 8:30 p.m. ET

Week 16 vs Lions, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Week 17 at Ravens, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET