The Bengals are parting ways with cornerback C.J. Goodwin, according to Ian Rapoport.
The move isn’t really a surprise, though there was some hope that Goodwin would sneak onto the roster due to the Bengals’ lack of depth at the cornerback position.
Goodwin was signed by the Bengals on August 4. He had four tackles in the preseason finale against the Colts, but his biggest strength was on special teams.
He was originally an undrafted free agent signed by the Steelers in 2014, though he never played a regular season game for them. He then moved onto the Falcons and Cardinals. In 2016 with Atlanta he played in 14 games with 1 start and recorded 2 passes defensed and 6 tackles. He played on the Falcons’ Super Bowl team in 2016.
Goodwin has spent time this year with the Giants and 49ers. In his final season of college at California University of Pennsylvania, Goodwin posted 11 catches for 126 yards and 1 touchdown. He also added 1 kick return that went for 25 yards. From there, he made his way into the NFL as a cornerback.
It’s possible the Bengals look to bring him onto the practice squad tomorrow. He is a third year player, so this would be his final season of practice squad eligibility.