Cut down day: Bengals reduce roster to 53 players

The Bengals today made the following player moves to reach the NFL roster limit of 53:

*Terminated the contract of one vested veteran (NOTE: This player is released to free agency and thus free to sign with another team or to re-sign with the Bengals):

           --QB Brandon Allen

*Waived 23 players:

           --DT Freedom Akinmoladun

           --DE Amani Bledsoe

           --DT Trey Dishon

           --QB Jake Dolegala

           --TE Jordan Franks

           --DE Kendall Futrell

           --LS Dan Godsil

           --S Trayvon Henderson

           --WR Trenton Irwin

           --OT Josh Knipfel

           --WR DaMarkus Lodge

           --CB Greg Mabin

           --C Frederick Mauigoa

           --DT Kahlil McKenzie

           --CB Torry McTyer

           --WR Stanley Morgan

           --HB Jacques Patrick

           --CB Winston Rose

           --TE Mason Schreck

           --S Maurice Smith

           --LB Marcel Spears Jr.

           --WR Scotty Washington

           --TE Mitchell Wilcox


All NFL players are eligible to be signed to a team’s practice squad in 2020, though players who are waived must clear waivers first. The Bengals plan to announce tomorrow a practice squad of up to 16 players.