The Bengals are getting closer and closer to finalizing their roster, and they’re getting younger on the offensive line in the process.
The Bengals have released offensive guard John Jerry, per Adam Schefter.
Bengals released veteran offensive lineman John Jerry, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2019
Jerry was originally signed this past June days before Clint Boling announced his retirement and Jonah Williams’ injury surfaced. Having played under offensive line coach Jim Turner and head coach Zac Taylor for the Miami Dolphins a while back, Jerry was a familiar face brought in for depth purposes at a weak position group.
Sure enough, Jerry found himself listed as the starting left guard for Week 1 of the preseason, but it didn’t last. Fourth-round pick Michael Jordan supplanted Jerry in Week 2 and has since been named the starter for the regular season opener against the Seahawks. Jerry was relegated to a reserve role and has played every position on the offensive line with the exception of center.
Most recently, Jerry played left tackled this past week and allowed two sacks, which may’ve been the final nail in the coffin.
Unfortunately for Jerry, now 33 years old, the talent that was once there has faded, and the Bengals are moving on without him.