The Cincinnati Bengals are getting off to a busy start to their opening weekend. As they set to kick off against the Raiders on Sunday afternoon, the team is continuing to tinker with their roster. After signing All-World wide receiver A.J. Green to a mega-extension on Friday, the team also waived two players who were put on Injured Reserve last weekend.
#Bengals announce additional moves on Friday: pic.twitter.com/YiOsySrhsp— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) September 11, 2015
DiManche was a fan favorite from the team's 2013 stint on HBO's "Hard Knocks", as his journey to making the team's roster was part of the crew's chronicling of the squad. He was part of a trend of the Bengals keeping talented undrafted players on the final roster, of which most were at linebacker.
In his tenure with the Bengals, DiManche was largely a special teams player--and a relatively effective one at that. During the past two seasons, he racked up 28 total tackles and had two forced fumbles last season--both against New Orleans. The team reached an injury settlement with him after suffering a knee injury in the final preseason game.
Weisman was a fullback vying for a spot this offseason, but faced an uphill battle. He might have had a chance at the Practice Squad, but the team placed him on the reserve/injured list. Since he completed his rehab, he might latch on to another squad if deemed healthy. Even though Weisman was listed as a fullback, he was a major contributor to the rushing attack at Iowa as a collegian.