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NFL cuts 2020: Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-man roster

The Bengals’ initial 53-man roster has officially been set.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means every NFL team has finally cut down their rosters to 53 players, including your Cincinnati Bengals.

As a reminder, this is just the first iteration of the 53-man roster for this season. In fact, it will likely look different by the time the Bengals kickoff against the Los Angeles Chargers two Sundays from now to start the season.

LB Brady Sheldon, OL O’Shea Dugas and DL Bryce Sterk were officially waived on Thursday, so they will not be included in the list of cuts from Saturday below.

Without further ado, here is your first 53-man roster for the 2020 Bengals.

Quarterback (2):

  • Joe Burrow
  • Ryan Finley

Running back (4):

  • Joe Mixon
  • Giovani Bernard
  • Samaje Perine
  • Trayveon Williams

Wide receiver (7):

  • A.J. Green
  • Tyler Boyd
  • John Ross
  • Auden Tate
  • Alex Erickson
  • Tee Higgins
  • Mike Thomas

Tight end (3):

  • C.J. Uzomah
  • Drew Sample
  • Cethan Carter

Offensive tackle (4):

  • Jonah Williams
  • Bobby Hart
  • Fred Johnson
  • Hakeem Adeniji

Offensive guard (3):

  • Michael Jordan
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo
  • Alex Redmond

Center (2):

  • Trey Hopkins
  • Billy Price

Defensive end (4):

  • Carlos Dunlap
  • Sam Hubbard
  • Carl Lawson
  • Khalid Kareem

Defensive tackle (5):

  • Geno Atkins
  • D.J. Reader
  • Christian Covington
  • Mike Daniels
  • Andrew Brown

Linebacker (6):

  • Josh Bynes
  • Germaine Pratt
  • Logan Wilson
  • Akeem Davis-Gaither
  • Markus Bailey
  • Jordan Evans

Cornerback (6):

  • William Jackson III
  • Mackensie Alexander
  • Darius Phillips
  • LeShaun Sims
  • Tony Brown
  • Trae Waynes

Safety (4):

  • Jessie Bates III
  • Vonn Bell
  • Shawn Williams
  • Brandon Wilson

Punter (1):

  • Kevin Huber

Kicker (1):

  • Randy Bullock

Long snapper (1):

  • Clark Harris

Roster cuts:

  • DT Freedom Akinmoladun (first-year player, Nebraska)
  • QB Brandon Allen (fourth-year player, Arkansas)
  • DE Amani Bledsoe (first-year player, Oklahoma
  • DT Trey Dishon (rookie, Kansas State)
  • QB Jake Dolegala (second-year player, Central Connecticut State)
  • TE Jordan Franks (second-year player, UCF)
  • DE Kendall Futrell (rookie, East Carolina)
  • LS Dan Godsil (first-year player, Indiana)
  • S Trayvon Henderson (second-year player, Hawaii)
  • WR Trenton Irwin (first-year player, Stanford)
  • C Josh Knipfel (rookie, Iowa State
  • WR DaMarkus Lodge (first-year player, Ole Miss
  • CB Greg Mabin (fourth-year player, Iowa)
  • C Frederick Mauigoa (rookie, Washington State)
  • DT Kahlil McKenzie (second-year player, Tennessee)
  • CB Torry McTyer (fourth-year player, UNLV)
  • WR Stanley Morgan (second-year player, Nebraska)
  • RB Jacques Patrick (first-year player, Florida State)
  • CB Winston Rose (first-year player, New Mexico State)
  • TE Mason Schreck (third-year player, Buffalo)
  • S Maurice Smith (third-year player, Georgia)
  • LB Marcel Spears Jr. (rookie, Iowa State)
  • WR Scotty Washington (rookie, Wake Forest)
  • TE Mitchell Wilcox (rookie, South Florida)


  • DT Renell Wren

It’s expected that CB Trae Waynes will soon be added to the Reserve/Injured list after he’s now on the initial 53-man roster. He’s expected to be replaced by another cornerback.