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Bengals Bytes (9/3): Culture change

A look back on how important hiring Marvin Lewis was for the Bengals. Catch up on all the roster moves from yesterday for the Bengals. T.J. Ward got released by the Broncos.

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Bengals cuts: Bullock, seven WRs, youth carry day
On a Cut Down Day the Bengals anointed their old new kicker new again Saturday when they cut fifth-round draft pick Jake Elliott, injuries, suspensions and teeming depth at wide receiver forged a few oddities you don’t usually see on a Bengals roster.

Cincinnati Bengals cut Jake Elliott, go with veteran K Randy Bullock
Randy Bullock won the kicking job over fifth-round pick Jake Elliott for the Bengals, whose cut 25 players Saturday.

Dallas Cowboys get Bene Benwikere from Cincinnati Bengals
For the first time since he bought the Dallas Cowboys, owner and general manager Jerry Jones has conducted a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals, acquiring cornerback Bene Benwikere for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2019.

Cincinnati Bengals cut NFLPA president Eric Winston
Offensive tackle and NFL Players Association president Eric Winston was released Saturday by the Cincinnati Bengals. Veteran defensive tackle Wallace Gilberry also was released while rookie kicker Jake Elliott was waived as the Bengals trimmed their roster to 53 players before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

Cincinnati Bengals announce 53-man roster
After 25 cuts, two suspensions, two season-ending placements on Injured Reserve and a trade, the Cincinnati Bengals have reached the 53-man roster limit. Among the 25 players released Saturday were veteran offensive lineman and NFLPA president Eric Winston and veteran defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry.

Top 9 epic events in Bengals history: Hiring Marvin Lewis in 2003
On Jan. 14, 2003, the team named Marvin Lewis the ninth Bengals coach in history. The club was coming off a 2-14 year and hadn't had a winning record in 12 seasons. The hiring was momentous: Lewis was the first black man to lead one of Cincinnati's professional teams. Lewis was 44 at the time and was the first coach hired from outside the organization.

AFC North Bytes

Steelers trade Cockrell to Giants
The Steelers traded cornerback Ross Cockrell to the New York Giants in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Cockrell spent the last two seasons with the Steelers, starting all 16 games in 2016. He finished the season with 62 tackles, 14 pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Cockrell played in 15 games in 2015, starting seven, and had 44 tackles, two interceptions and 11 pass defenses. He also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Sammie Coates, Pick Traded to Browns from Steelers for 2018 6th-Round Draft Pick
The Cleveland Browns reached an agreement Saturday to acquire wide receiver Sammie Coates and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland announced the deal, in which it sent back to Pittsburgh the 2018 sixth-round choice the Browns acquired from the Steelers for cornerback Justin Gilbert last September.

Who will the Ravens next signing be?
The roster has been trimmed down to 53-players but it is essentially at 52 right now because Maurice Canady was kept on the 53-man roster so he could be eligible to return later in the season. After 4:00 pm ET on Sunday, Canady will likely be moved to the I.R. which will allow him to be eligible to return later in the year, and it will give Baltimore an extra spot on the active roster.

Random Bytes

Brock Osweiler Will Sign with Broncos After Release from Browns
Quarterback Brock Osweiler has reportedly found his new team—and it just happens to be his old one. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said the Broncos will sign Osweiler pending a physical on Monday, per Mike Klis of 9News.'s Mary Kay Cabot initially reported the team's plans to sign Osweiler.

Andrew Luck Removed from PUP List by Colts Ahead of Regular Season
The Indianapolis Colts announced they have removed quarterback Andrew Luck from the physically unable to perform list Saturday as expected. Had Luck remained on the PUP beyond Saturday's 4 p.m. ET cutdown deadline for 53-man rosters, he would have been ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the 2017 season.

Jacoby Brissett Traded to Colts from Patriots for Phillip Dorsett
With Andrew Luck's status still uncertain for Week 1, the Indianapolis Colts added some insurance at quarterback by acquiring Jacoby Brissett from the New England Patriots for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett on Saturday. The Patriots confirmed the deal after ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

T.J. Ward Released by Broncos After 3 Seasons with Team
In somewhat of a surprising move, the Denver Broncos released would-be starting safety T.J. Ward on Saturday prior to the 4 p.m. ET deadline to get rosters down to 53 men. Troy Renck of Denver7 spoke to Ward, who confirmed his release. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported the move.