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Bengals release OL Alex Redmond

Redmond’s roster replacement has yet to be announced.

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Before the Cincinnati Bengals make any additions, they must make subtractions.

The first is releasing OL Alex Redmond, as reported by NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

Originally a college free agent signee out of UCLA in 2016, Redmond has spent the last half decade with the Bengals. He was on the team’s practice squad for the entire 2016 season and made the active roster for the 2017 season. He played in 23 career games for the Bengals over the past three seasons along with 17 starts, 15 of which came in 2018 when he was the starter at right guard.

In 2019, Redmond was re-signed as an Exclusive Rights Free Agent before he was suspended for four weeks to violation of NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He stuck with the team as a backup throughout the season, playing in three games and starting in two. The team re-signed Redmond as a restricted free agent this offseason.

Redmond’s release likely means the Bengals have made at least one waiver claim today. The Bengals are at the top of the waiver order, so they have first dibs on all available players on waivers.

As of now, the Bengals will save about $2.1 million in cap space with Redmond’s release.