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Bengals 53-man roster set, and a recap of roster cuts

Here it is!

The first of many 53-player rosters for the Cincinnati Bengals has been announced.

Along with the plethora of cuts the team has made, linebacker Joe Bachie has been placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and will miss the first four weeks.

Defensive end Khalid Kareem and rookie cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt have both made it through final cuts, but are expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured lists, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic.

Their roster spots will be filled once they’re placed on I.R. Both players will miss at least four games before returning.

Here’s a look at where the current roster stands by position, with on 24 players on offense, 27 on defense, and three specialists like always.

Quarterbacks (2)


  • Joe Burrow


  • Brandon Allen

Running backs (4)


  • Joe Mixon


  • Samaje Perine
  • Chris Evans
  • Trayveon Williams

Wide receivers (5)


  • Ja’Marr Chase
  • Tee Higgins
  • Tyler Boyd


  • Stanley Morgan Jr.
  • Trent Taylor

Tight ends (3)


  • Hayden Hurst


  • Drew Sample
  • Mitchell Wilcox

Offensive linemen (10)


  • Jonah Williams
  • Cordell Volson
  • Ted Karras
  • Alex Cappa
  • La’el Collins


  • Hakeem Adeniji
  • Trey Hill
  • Isaiah Prince
  • D’Ante Smith
  • Jackson Carman

Defensive linemen (10)


  • Trey Hendrickson
  • B.J. Hill
  • D.J. Reader
  • Sam Hubbard


  • Joseph Ossai
  • Josh Tupou
  • Zach Carter
  • Cam Sample
  • Jeff Gunter
  • Khalid Kareem (to be placed on I.R.)

Linebackers (5)


  • Logan Wilson
  • Germaine Pratt


  • Akeem Davis-Gaither
  • Markus Bailey
  • Clay Johnston

Cornerbacks (7)


  • Chidobe Awuzie
  • Eli Apple
  • Mike Hilton


  • Tre Flowers
  • Allan George
  • Jalen Davis
  • Cam Taylor-Britt (to be placed on I.R.)

Safeties (5)


  • *Jessie Bates III
  • Vonn Bell


  • Dax Hill
  • Tycen Anderson
  • Michael Thomas

Specialists (3)

  • Clark Harris
  • Kevin Huber
  • Evan McPherson

*Bates is still on the exempt list, so he does not count against the 53-player roster.

In order to get to 53 players, the Bengals have terminated the contracts of the following vested veterans:

  • S Trayvon Henderson
  • DE Noah Spence
  • WR Mike D. Thomas

And have waived 23 players:

  • LS Cal Adomitis
  • QB Jake Browning
  • P Drue Chrisman
  • OT Devin Cochran
  • DT Domenique Davis
  • TE Nick Eubanks
  • G Lamont Gaillard (injured)
  • G Nate Gilliam
  • LB Clarence Hicks
  • CB Delonte Hood
  • WR Trenton Irwin
  • DE Raymond Johnson III
  • LB Keandre Jones
  • WR Kwamie Lassiter II
  • TE Thaddeus Moss
  • G Desmond Noel (injured)
  • HB Jacques Patrick
  • WR Kendric Pryor
  • TE Justin Rigg
  • LB Tegray Scales
  • DT Tyler Shelvin
  • DT Tariqious Tisdale