The Cincinnati Bengals have waived defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow, the team announced Wednesday. He was given the failed physical designation.
Glasgow, a fourth-year player, was originally was a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft. He played in 24 career games (3 starts) during his time in Cincinnati and recorded 41 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, and 3.0 QB hits.
The former Michigan Wolverines lineman got off to a very promising start as a rookie, as he had one of the team’s high Pro Football Focus grades that year. However, he suffered a torn right ACL in 2018 that cost him 13 games.
This past season, it was clear Glasgow wasn’t back to his rookie form, as he played in five games (2 starts) and finished with a 58.0 PFF grade.
Things only got worse when Glasgow tore his right ACL again in Game 8 vs. the Rams, which ended his season. Coming back from one ACL tear can take nearly two years to fully recover from (see Geno Atkins 2013-14), so it’s fair to think Glasgow is still far away from getting back to 100%, if that’s possible at this point in his career.
If Glasgow clears waivers, he could revert to injured reserve and remain a member of the Bengals while not occupying a roster spot.
This is the final year of Glasgow’s rookie contract. He was set to have a cap hit of $929,912. The Bengals will be on the hook for $104,912 of dead cap.
Here’s to hoping this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Glasgow in the NFL. He may not be a starter, but he’s more than capable of being a solid backup for some team. But after back-to-back ACL tears, there’s no question his NFL career is now in doubt.