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The moment we’ve been waiting for (other than for the regular season to begin!) is here. The Bengals have announced the 53-man roster for the 2017 NFL season.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the initial 53-man roster with the NFL regular season just days away. The Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens on September 10 at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals will now begin trying to construct a 10 man practice squad with players who were cut by the team, as well as potentially some players who were cut by other teams. The practice squad can be formed no sooner than by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3. The waiver wire runs from 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday through 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.

The Bengals may also look to the waiver wire for potential additions to the 53-man roster.

Without further ado, here is the Bengals’ 2017 53-man roster...

Quarterback (3):

Andy Dalton

AJ McCarron

Jeff Driskel*

Running back/halfback (4):

Jeremy Hill

Giovani Bernard

Joe Mixon

Ryan Hewitt

Wide receiver (7):

A.J. Green

Brandon LaFell

Tyler Boyd

John Ross

Cody Core

Josh Malone

Alex Erickson

Tight end (4):

Tyler Eifert

Tyler Kroft

C.J. Uzomah

Cethan Carter

Offensive tackle (3):

Cedric Ogbuehi

Jake Fisher

Andre Smith

Offensive guard (4):

Clint Boling

Trey Hopkins

Christian Westerman

Alex Redmond

Center (2):

Russell Bodine

T.J. Johnson

Linebacker (6):

Kevin Minter

Nick Vigil

Vincent Rey

Jordan Evans

Carl Lawson

Hardy Nickerson Jr.

**Suspended: Vontaze Burfict

Cornerback (5):

Dre Kirkpatrick

Darqueze Dennard

William Jackson III

Joshua Shaw

KeiVarae Russell

**Suspended: Adam Jones

Safety (4):

George Iloka

Shawn Williams

Clayton Fejedelem

Derron Smith

Defensive end (4):

Carlos Dunlap

Michael Johnson

Chris Smith

Jordan Willis

Defensive tackle (4):

Geno Atkins

Andrew Billings

Pat Sims

Ryan Glasgow

Punter (1):

Kevin Huber

Kicker (1):

Randy Bullock

Long snapper (1):

Clark Harris


The roster includes 27 guys on offense, 23 guys on defense and three players on special teams.

*The Bengals are expected to move Jeff Driskel on Injured Reserve on Monday. He had to first make the 53-man roster to be eligible for the designation to return later in the season. Once moved to IR, Driskel could be called upon in Week 9 or later to return to the roster, if the Bengals so choose. Once Driskel is placed on IR the Bengals will have an open roster spot to add someone to the 53-man roster.

**Suspended players do not count toward the 53-man roster. Jones will be eligible to join the 53-man roster on Monday, September 11. Burfict will be eligible to join the 53-man roster on Monday, September 25. A corresponding roster move will be required for them to join the 53-man roster.


Roster cuts:

OT Eric Winston (story)

OT Landon Lechler

C Cameron Lee

OT Kent Perkins

C Dustin Stanton

RB Jarveon Williams

OL J.J. Dielman (story)

DE Wallace Gilberry (story)

DE Ryan Brown

DT DeShawn Williams (story)

DT David Dean

DE Marcus Hardison

DE Will Clarke (story)

S Demetrious Cox

S Brandon Wilson

K Jake Elliott (story)

LB Bryson Albright

LB Brandon Bell

LB P.J. Dawson

FB Darrin Laufasa

CB Tony McRae

WR Alonzo Russell

WR Chris Brown

DT Josh Tupou

WR Kermit Whitfield

Injured Reserve:

RB Tra Carson (story)

TE Mason Schreck (story)

Trades:

CB Bene Benwikere to the Cowboys (story)

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

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