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Bengals roster cutdown tracker: Latest news, moves to the 53-man roster

A live-updating post on the Cincinnati Bengals 2023 roster cuts and the players remaining on the 53-man roster.


The first Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster of the 2023 season has been finalized, and you can check it here, along with all the moves made to get down to 53 players.

Of course, other moves will be made throughout the season that change this roster, but this is what the Bengals have to work with heading into Week 1 vs. the Cleveland Browns.

The Bengals will also begin forming the 16-man practice squad, which should be announced Wednesday or later this week.

Also, be sure to check out our most surprising cuts from the Bengals.

Cutdown day is here in the NFL, which means Cincinnati Bengals roster cuts are due by 4 pm ET.

Follow along here in today’s live blog as the Bengals slowly get down to a 53-man roster by this afternoon and begin forming the 16-man practice squad, which should be announced Wednesday.

We will also include the Bengals’ 53-man roster in here once it’s completed.

And let us know what you think about the Bengals’ roster moves in the comments section!

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(Update: 8:52 am): The Bengals’ first move announced was releasing defensive back Allan George. George was up against a lot of young talent in the cornerback room, and the team has chosen to move on.

(Update: 9:37 am): The Bengals released quarterback Trevor Siemian. After being signed as a free agent this off-season, Siemian wasn’t able to beat out Jake Browning for the backup quarterback position.

(Update: 9:37 am): The Bengals also waived quarterback Reid Sinnett. Signed after Joe Burrow’s calf strain, it was always an uphill battle for Sinnett to make the roster. Jordan Schultz reports the Bengals have interest in bringing him back on the practice squad.

(Update: 9:48 am): The Bengals released veteran safety Michael Thomas. In a crowded safety room, signs pointed to Thomas’ exit. Jay Morrison reports that Thomas should be back in the building on the practice squad.

(Update: 10:07 am): The Bengals have released veteran offensive tackle Hakeem Adeniji, per ESPN’s Ben Baby. Adeniji was a starter on the 2021 Super Bowl offensive line and is now on the open market for the first time in his pro career.

(Update: 10:20 am): The Bengals have waived tight end Devin Asiasi. With the signing of Irv Smith Jr., the re-signing of Drew Sample, and the performance of Tanner Hudson this preseason, Asiasi is the odd man out.

(Update: 10:33 am): The team released Raymond Johnson III. Johnson was the third-highest-graded edge rusher in the NFL this preseason, per PFF, but it wasn’t enough for the coaches to keep him on the 53-man roster in a deep defensive end room.

(Update: 11:39 am): Not Bengals-related, per se, but this is someone I’d expect Cincinnati to strongly consider putting a waiver claim in for, though I don’t expect him to make it that far down the waiver wire.

(Update: 11:57 am): No surprise, but the Bengals are waiving Owen Carey. If Raymond Johnson is claimed by another team, Carney will be a strong candidate for the practice squad, and he could be signed to it even if Johnson is there as well.

(Update: 12:03 pm): Not really a surprise to people who follow the Bengals closely, but Trent Taylor is out. Charlie Jones is now set to be the Bengals’ primary punt returner.

(Update: 12:22 pm): Drue Chrisman is out, which means the Bengals are going with sixth-round NFL Draft pick Brad Robbins as the team’s punter.

This also means the Bengals are relying on two rookie draft picks on the punt teams since fourth-rounder Charlie Jones is now the punt returner.

(Update: 2:13 pm): Rookie running back Jacob Saylors has been waived. Look for the Bengals to attempt to sign him to the practice squad.

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