When a team has collected a solid roster, it creates a situation where talented players are let go on the free market. Such is the case with the Cincinnati Bengals. Over the past few years, the organization has decided to join the ranks of the better-run teams in the NFL in a number of different ways. One obvious distinction is the fact that the scraps they brush off the table are quickly gathered by other teams.
There were a couple of surprises that appeared on the final cuts list and two of them have found jobs elsewhere:
Titans signed Ri'Shard Anderson, Dontay Moch and Orsron Charles to the practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 1, 2014
Moch has bounced around a bit since coming to the Bengals in the third round of the 2011 Draft. After being released by the Bengals last year, the Arizona Cardinals scooped him up and he played four games for them. He had one sack on the year and had none in two seasons with the Bengals. He couldn't crack the defensive end depth chart this year and was let go on cutdown day.
Once viewed as a steal in the fourth round of the 2012 Draft, Charles never latched on as a contributor in the Bengals offense. He couldn't perform the required tasks of the H-Back role with any consistency and also couldn't beat out long-time veteran, Alex Smith at tight end.
Every team has misses in the draft, even the Bengals who have been doing so well in that area, as of late. Charles and Moch are two mid-round picks that just never panned out for the club.