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Bengals waive Tyler Clark

The Bengals cut bait with one of their more promising UDFAs.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have waived defensive tackle Tyler Clark, the team announced Tuesday. The move is being made to make room on the 80-man roster for free agent addition Mike Daniels.

Clark, who played college ball with the Georgia Bulldogs, was arguably the most notable undrafted free agent the Bengals signed this offseason, as he was actually given a draftable grade by NFL.com.

This past season, Clark racked up 26 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in 13 games while earning Second-Team All-SEC honors. He’s been a full-time starter for the last three seasons and appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2016.

Clark certainly displayed NFL potential, but his inconsistencies and limited abilities as a pass-rusher kept him from being a higher-valued prospect going into the 2020 NFL Draft. He wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine, and with no real pro days, he was unable to impress teams leading into the draft.

And now, Clark won’t even get a real chance to compete for a roster spot with the Bengals, as the coronavirus caused offseason workouts and all four preseason games to be scrapped.

Hopefully, Clark gets a chance to compete for a roster spot elsewhere.