The Bengals are waiving Jake Dolegala, who was added last season after going undrafted.
Dolegala is a tall, 6-foot-7 quarterback. The 23-year-old was, however, inexperienced.
Out of Central Connecticut State, Dolegala spent last season with the Bengals, struggling to find time in a room even after the team benched veteran starter Andy Dalton. They opted to give rookie Ryan Finley, one of two quarterbacks left on the roster, a few starts.
Finley’s time didn’t turn out well, but he’s still in good favor with the team as they opted to keep him over Dolegala.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero was the first to report the news.
The #Bengals informed QB Jake Dolegala they're waiving him, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2020
Cincinnati already let Brandon Allen go, leaving just two QBs on the roster for the moment: No. 1 pick Joe Burrow and Ryan Finley.
That said, when Week 1 roles around, the Bengals will put No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow on the field for his first real NFL action. If Burrow’s sky-high expectations quickly plummet and he gets injured, the Bengals may be in trouble.
Until then, he’ll be the main option in Cincinnati. They only needed to keep one other quarterback with a high ceiling and low floor. It wouldn’t be shocking to see them add a third quarterback in the coming days.
A veteran quarterback will more than likely be cut from a roster, so expect some movement on that end sooner rather than later.