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Who was the toughest player to cut for the Bengals?

With the roster now set at 53 players, some good players won’t be on the opening roster for next Sunday.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

With the roster now set at the 53-man limit for the 2021-22 season, we get to look back at some of the biggest roster cuts the Cincinnati Bengals made.

Thankfully, most of these guys were brought back to the practice squad, but guys like Michael Jordan (Carolina Panthers) have left town for good.

And then on Wednesday, the Bengals cut veteran receiver Mike Thomas and waived fellow receiver Trenton Irwin.

There were several other big names that got cut throughout the last two days. That brings up the question of who was the toughest player for the Bengals to cut for the opening day roster?

With names such as Michael Jordan, Thaddeus Moss, Trent Taylor, Trayvon Henderson, or Jacques Patrick not making the roster, there are arguments that could be made for each player being the toughest player the team had to let go by the deadline this afternoon. Even though most of the players cut wouldn’t be a make or break player for the potential of the team this season, seeing some of these young skill players leave does sting.

In my opinion the toughest cut was Trent Taylor. The slot receiver out of Louisiana Tech, performed well in training camp and throughout the preseason, so well he had many expecting him to make the opening day roster due to the praises given by Zac Taylor.

Even though the team got Taylor to join the practice squad, it was undoubtedly a very tough call to make, especially now that there are only five receivers on the 53-man roster.

Who do you think was the toughest cut for the Bengals to make this week? Let us know in the poll below!


Who do you think was the toughest cut for the Bengals to make?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Michael Jordan
    (216 votes)
  • 25%
    Thaddeus Moss
    (434 votes)
  • 8%
    Trent Taylor
    (144 votes)
  • 9%
    Trayvon Henderson
    (168 votes)
  • 18%
    Jacques Patrick
    (315 votes)
  • 20%
    Trenton Irwin
    (343 votes)
  • 4%
    (76 votes)
1696 votes total Vote Now