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Bengals waive RB Quinton Flowers, don’t plan to add him to practice squad

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Bengals trim down their backfield even further.

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The Cincinnati Bengals continue to narrow their roster amid the 4 pm EST deadline. Earlier today, they waived running back Quinton Flowers, per Jay Morrison of The Athletic.

This is coming just a few days after sixth-round pick Rodney Anderson went down with a torn ACL. It was hopeful that Anderson’s injury and a fairly strong performance against the Colts would’ve helped Flowers’ chances of making the roster. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

This leaves Anderson, Trayveon Williams, Joe Mixon, Jordan Ellis and Giovani Bernard on the current roster.

The Bengals may even reduce this list to four after Anderson’s torn ACL. That said, what we do know for a fact is that the AFC’s leading rusher in Mixon will be back at full strength and primed for the best season of his short career.

Flowers joined the Bengals last season as an undrafted free agent out of South Florida, where he was a quarterback. After switching positions to play running back, Flowers stayed on the practice squad last season and was brought back this offseason.

With the additions of Anderson and Williams from the draft, it was unlikely that Flowers would make the team this time around. Now, his time in Cincinnati has come to an end.