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Bengals waive O’Shea Dugas and Bryce Sterk

Dugas was briefly on the Bengals’ 53-man roster last year.

NFL: AUG 30 Bengals Training Camp Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals have waived offensive tackle O’Shea Dugas, linebacker Brady Sheldon and defensive end Bryce Sterk, the team announced Thursday. The Sheldon news was reported earlier this morning.

Dugas, a second-year player out of Louisiana Tech, originally was a college free agent signee of the Bengals in 2019. He spent all of last season on the Reserve/Injured list (knee).

Sheldon, a first-year player out of Ferris State University, joined Cincinnati last November and appeared in one game (no statistics).

Sterk, a rookie out of Montana State, was acquired by Cincinnati on waivers from Miami on Aug. 14.

Of this group, Sheldon and Dugas have shown enough to think they’re in the running for practice squad spots. But because they were waived before the Bengals’ mock scrimmage tonight, it appears all three of these guys not in the running for spots on in. The practice squad limit has been expanded to 16 players, and up to six players may be included with no maximum of accrued seasons.

The Bengals must cut their roster down to 53 players by Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4 pm EST.