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Bengals Bytes (9/2): Cutting the fat

The Bengals put out their 53-man roster, but changes could still be coming.

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Cincinnati Bengals cut Michael Johnson, but it might not be the end - Cincinnati Bengals Blog- ESPN
The Bengals continued to get younger, releasing veteran Michael Johnson, but Marvin Lewis didn't shut the door on a possible return.

Marv Ball: Young But With Some Tread
With his 16th cut-down roster in the books, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis offered a “Not so fast,” during Saturday’s media conference call to discuss the move to 53 players that isn’t so final. He could have added a “stay-tuned,” for Sunday at around 4:

A First Round Bye for the Bengals and More Bold Predictions
The Bengals have the potential to compete for an AFC North Title in 2018. This is a boom or bust season, and another losing season could bring major change.

Reminder: Bengals sit 12th on the waiver wire
The Cincinnati Bengals have a good slotting on the waiver wire.

Ranking NFL teams by age after 53-man cutdowns: 2018 edition | PhillyVoice
By the time you read this, this data will already out of date as teams continue to make tweaks to their rosters, although even with continued roster movement, the average ages of each team shouldn’t change much. Here are the results, with a recent historic look at the average ages of each team on 53-man cut down day:

Bengals 53-man roster come Monday will likely be a bit different than one set Saturday | WKRC
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The 53-man roster the Bengals generated by the NFL's mandatory 4 p.m. cut down time on Saturday likely will have some changes to it by the time the team begins practicing on Monday for its regular-season open at Indianapolis on Sept. 9.

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Steelers reduce roster to 53
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Ravens P/K Kaare Vedvik suffered head injuries and lost teeth in incident on Friday - Baltimore Beatdown
Terrible news recently broke as Ravens backup P/K Kaare Vedvik was in an incident on Friday evening.