Laveranues Coles is on the open market.
The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that they terminated Coles’ contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Coles had a disappointing 2009 season for the Bengals, catching 43 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns while making almost $10 million. But Bengals coach Marvin Lewis praised Coles’ contributions.
“Laveranues really came in and added a sense of professionalism that that room needed — severely,” Lewis said. “And he did a great job in that and was a great professional.”
But for Coles, doing a great job wasn’t enough to keep his job.