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Bengals waive LB Brady Sheldon, per report

The first of many players to be waived in the coming days.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are getting started on cutting down their roster to 53 players.

Linebacker Brady Sheldon is the first to get waived, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

Sheldon, a first-year player out of Ferris State, was originally a college free agent signee by the Oakland Raiders back in 2017. He spent time with the Raiders, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers before the Bengals signed Sheldon to their practice squad in November of 2019. Sheldon was then signed onto the Bengals active roster in December and appeared in one regular season game with the team.

Sheldon remained with the Bengals throughout his first offseason with the team, but a now crowded linebacker room all but sealed Sheldon’s fate. Interestingly enough, Sheldon was being used as an edge defender during training camp while Carl Lawson was nursing an injury.

Sheldon will enter waivers when the transaction is officially processed and if he clears, he has a good chance of returning to the Bengals’ practice squad.