No surprises for the Cincinnati Bengals when they released their first 53-man roster on Saturday
Jake Dolegala, the undrafted rookie who headlined last year's roster cutdown when he made it, didn't have a preseason to show off his big arm and joined four-year vet Brandon Allen on the cutting block. But Allen isn't subject to waivers and as a street free agent he could return to the Bengals in some form on Sunday.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is open to more player moves heading into the 2020 season.
He did indicate that cornerback Trae Waynes, recovering from pectoral surgery, is going to be the only player put on injured reserve recall Sunday. Which means they must be pretty healthy because under the current rules they could be back in three weeks, although Waynes figures to be out longer.
Statement on Fans From Cincinnati Bengals
Today, the State of Ohio announced that it will grant a variance to the Cincinnati Bengals to host 6000 fans at the Oct. 4 home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oct. 25 home game against the Cleveland Browns.
Giovani Bernard and Joe Mixon have the two longest active streaks in the NFL for rushing attempts without a fumble
As Bengals running backs coach Jemal Singleton chuckled deviously while jabbing the fishing pole-like contraption into the arms of his fellow running backs in an attempt to snatch the rock, Joe Mixon announced to a bystander on the practice field during the drill a few weeks ago, "Ball security is job security."
Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals: Ohio governor allows up to 6,000 fans to attend two home games
"This year will certainly be different, but both the Browns and the Bengals have worked exceedingly hard and have made extensive preparations to welcome a limited number of fans to their stadiums safely," DeWine said in a statement.
Here's how the NFL waiver process works and insight on the Bengals' top priority
Their priority doesn't reset after they use it. They maintain the top spot. That means they could claim a cornerback and a running back on Sunday and they would still have the No. 1 priority on Monday.
Bengals, Browns allowed to have 6,000 fans in stands for two-game test run
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns will be allowed to have 6,000 fans in the stands for two of their home games in the months of September and October.
Cincinnati Bengals make final roster decisions
NFL teams had until 4 p.m. Saturday to get their rosters down to 53 players. The Bengals waived 23 players and terminated the contract of vested veteran Brandon Allen, a quarterback who was signed off at the start of training camp as insurance, but there were no major surprises. They are expected to put cornerback Trae Waynes on injured reserve Sunday, which will open another roster spot, and Taylor indicated he will be the only one going on that list.
While Bengals are down to 53-man roster limit, expect some moves to be made
"I wouldn’t say there’s a cut-off date," Taylor said. "Anytime you’re in the position that we’re in with the No. 1 claim while we have it for three weeks, it’s wise to not shut it off at any point. There’s a first wave of cuts. There could be a second wave of cuts and it doesn’t mean a guy that you claim on a Wednesday has to be active for his first game. So we’ll be open to continuing to help our roster."
Cincinnati Bengals news: Bengals announce final 53-man roster for 2020
The Bengals had an early start on the process Friday by trading linebacker Austin Calitro to the Denver Broncos in exchange for defensive tackle Christian Covington, unloading a linebacker who wouldn’t have been part of the final 53 for help at a hurting position.
Around the league
Jadeveon Clowney agrees to 1-year, $12M deal with Titans
The 27-year-old Clowney had his best season in 2017 when current Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel was his defensive coordinator in Houston. He recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss that season while playing in all 16 games.
Player cuts tracker: NFL teams finalize 53-man rosters for 2020 season
With the 2020 NFL season kicking off next week, each team trimmed its roster to 53 players on Saturday. Check out all the cuts below. Navigate to your team by clicking the divisions below:
Veteran RB Adrian Peterson signing with Lions two days after Washington release
Two days after being released by the Washington Football Team, the veteran running back has agreed to join the Detroit Lions on a one-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, per informed sources.
Getting down to 53: Saturday's notable release roundup
The Las Vegas Raiders are trading rookie third-round pick Lynn Bowden Jr., a versatile running back/returner, and a sixth-round draft choice to the Dolphins for a third-round pick in 2021. The Raiders are releasing former first-round pick Datone Jones, but are bringing the defensive lineman back on the practice squad, Pelissero reported. The team also waived former Lions RB Theo Riddick and receiver Keelan Doss, a fan favorite during last year's season of HBO's Hard Knocks.