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Rodney Anderson waived by Bengals

Anderson is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the 2019 preseason.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have waived running back Rodney Anderson due to a failed physical. He opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Additionally, defensive end Bryce Sterk has passed his coronavirus testing protocols and now counts against the team’s 80-player roster limit, which explains why the Bengals waived Anderson to free up a spot.

Anderson, a second-year player, was a sixth-round draft pick of the Bengals in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma. He played in preseason last year but did not see action during the regular season, due to a torn ACL he suffered in the preseason finale.

Accounting for 1,442 yards from scrimmage on just 205 touches in 2017, Anderson was ready to make his mark as an elite running back prospect in 2018, but an ACL tear early in the season ended those hopes and led to him falling late into Day 3 of last year’s draft.

Hopefully, Anderson is able to recover and get a chance with another NFL team. He has immense talent when healthy, but injuries have began to cripple his football career.