Following the Bengals’ first preseason game, the team has cut a pair of players.
On Friday, Cincinnati announced running back Ray Lawry and offensive lineman Austin Fleer had been waived. Both players were rookies who had signed as college free agents on May 11 this year.
Fleer arrived out of Colorado Mesa University, a Division II All-American school. He was a massive offensive tackle at 6-7 and 306 pounds. He struggled to get on the field with Cincinnati as he was behind Jake Fisher, Cedric Ogbuehi, Kent Perkins, Bobby Hart and Cordy Glenn.
Lawry, who came from Old Dominion, had a decorated college career that included 4,080 rushing yards, 45 rushing touchdowns, 489 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns in four years. 2016 was his best season when he had 1,255 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2017, he only played in eight games due to injury.
With the Bengals stacked at running back, Lawry couldn’t even get reps in training camp, so it’s no surprise to see him being one of the first players waived as the team will slowly get down to 53 men in the coming weeks.