Most of the names released early this week as teams get down to the 75-man roster limit will be unrecognizable. That’s not the case in Cincinnati.
Antonio Bryant was already thrown overboard, and now the team cut linebacker Rashad Jeanty, a valuable player for them over the last four years. Jeanty played in 63 games since 2006 since arriving from the CFL, starting 32 of them.
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com calls Jeanty one of the toughest Bengals ever; he won the team’s Ed Block Courage award. Jeanty was trying to recover from a broken leg suffered in playoffs last year.
The Bengals also placed former Hard Knocks star safety Tom Nelson on the reserve/PUP list, which will keep him out for the first six weeks of the season.