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Michael Jordan waived by Bengals, per report

The other MJ is now hitting waivers.

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We’ve got our first surprise of cutdown day for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are waiving offensive guard Michael Jordan. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news first.

Ironically, Jordan becomes the second former Ohio State lineman to leave Cincinnati in the last 24 hours, as Billy Price was just traded to the New York Giants for defensive tackle B.J. Hill.

A former fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Jordan has appeared in 27 games (19 starts), most of which were at left guard. He finished his rookie season with a 43.7 PFF grade, followed by a 55.7 mark in 2020.

Despite his previous struggles, there was hope Jordan would put it together in 2021 now that Frank Pollack is back in town and will likely be a significant upgrade over Jim Turner as the offensive line coach. Jordan scored some high PFF marks in his preseason performances and was even listed as the starting right guard on the Bengals’ first depth.

Jordan was seemingly in a tight battle to be one of the Bengals’ starting guards, but it looks like Quinton Spain and Xavier Su’a-Filo are now locked into those spots heading into Week 1 vs. the Minnesota Vikings.

It will be interesting to see if Jordan makes it through waivers and is willing to join the Bengals’ practice squad.

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