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Bengals practice squad projection following roster cuts

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The Bengals made a lot of cuts on Saturday, but will welcome back as many as 11 players on the practice squad.

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After an eventful Saturday the Bengals have their initial 53-man roster. On Sunday, after the players they cut get a chance to go through waivers, the Bengals will have the opportunity to bring some of them back as members of the practice squad.

Practice squad players must have no more than two accrued years of NFL experience, with the exception of four players who can be in their third year in the NFL. An accrued season is one in which a player is on the active roster, PUP, or IR for six or more games. This means that veterans like Josh Shaw and Michael Johnson are not eligible for the practice squad. You can find more information on practice squad eligibility here.

Teams tend to put their own draft picks who were cut on their practice squad, such would be the case for quarterback Logan Woodside and defensive tackle Andrew Brown. The practice squad is also a common place for offensive linemen to develop as teams don’t generally carry a lot of depth at that position.

Bengals practice squad projection:

  1. LB Brandon Bell (first-year player, Penn State)
  2. DT Andrew Brown (rookie, Virginia)
  3. HB Quinton Flowers (rookie, South Florida)
  4. CB C.J. Goodwin (third-player, California [Pa.])
  5. HB Brian Hill (second-year player, Wyoming)
  6. C Brad Lundblade (rookie, Oklahoma State)
  7. OT Justin Murray (first-year player, Cincinnati)
  8. CB KeiVarae Russell (third-year player, Notre Dame)
  9. WR Kermit Whitfield (first-year player, Florida State)
  10. QB Logan Woodside (rookie, Toledo)
  11. *TE Moritz Böhringer (first-year player, Aalen [Germany])

*Does not count toward 10 practice squad players as an International Pathway Program player.


Bengals waived on Saturday with practice squad eligibility:

LB Brandon Bell (first-year player, Penn State)

S Tyrice Beverette (rookie, Stony Brook)

TE Moritz Böhringer (first-year player, Aalen [Germany])

WR Devonte Boyd (rookie, Nevada-Las Vegas)

DT Andrew Brown (rookie, Virginia)

K Jonathan Brown (first-year player, Louisville)

HB Quinton Flowers (rookie, South Florida)

H-B Jordan Franks (rookie, Central Florida)

CB C.J. Goodwin (third-player, California [Pa.])

HB Brian Hill (second-year player, Wyoming)

LB Junior Joseph (rookie, Connecticut)

C Brad Lundblade (rookie, Oklahoma State)

WR Jared Murphy (rookie, Miami [Ohio])

OT Justin Murray (first-year player, Cincinnati)

DT Chris Okoye (rookie, Ferris State; injured, may revert to Reserve/Injured)

OT Kent Perkins (first-year player, Texas)

DT Simeyon Robinson (rookie, James Madison)

WR Kayaune Ross (rookie, Kentucky)

CB KeiVarae Russell (third-year player, Notre Dame)

WR Ka’Raun White (rookie, West Virginia)

WR Kermit Whitfield (first-year player, Florida State)

DT Eddy Wilson (rookie, Purdue)

QB Logan Woodside (rookie, Toledo)

LB Chris Worley (rookie, Ohio State)

Note: the difference between a rookie and first year player is that first year players have been in the NFL for at least one year but don’t have an accrued year of NFL experience.