The Cincinnati Bengals have waived defensive end Tarell Basham, the team announced Friday.
Basham, who was signed to a minimum one-year deal this offseason, missed most of training camp and the preseason since July 27th, when he was carted off the practice field with a leg injury. He did return to practice on August 14th, but that injury still proved costly in his bid to make the 53-man roster.
For his career, Basham has 72 tackles, 12 sacks, 35 QB hits, an interception, and a defensive touchdown across 82 games (18 starts) while playing defensive end and outside linebacker.
Collegiately, Basham is the Bobcats’ all-time sack leader at 29.5.
Best of luck to Basham as he looks to catch on with another team.