The Cincinnati Bengals waived three players on Friday, less than 24 hours since the team's 41-39 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The team announced that second-year defensive tackle Zach Minter (Montana State), first-year wide receiver Conner Vernon (Duke) and rookie wide receiver Jeremy Johnson (Southern Methodist) were placed on waivers.
Johnson and Vernon, who played 10 and 12 snaps respectively, each caught a pass Thursday night, with Johnson's going for 11 yards and Vernon for 12. Minter played nine snaps but didn't record a statistic. Both players were added this summer to the roster.
According to our count, the Bengals have 86 players on their roster after Friday's transactions.
Cincinnati must reduce their roster to 75 players by 4 p.m. (ET) on August 26. The final cutdown date to 53 players is August 30. It's still possible they add more bodies at positions that don't have us much depth, especially at quarterback.