Though it’s unknown whether the Bengals will show any interest in bringing back receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, they’ve cleared out one receiver as part of their final roster cuts.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported via Twitter that former first-rounder Matt Jones has been released.
It leaves the Bengals with six receivers, not counting Maurice Purify, who has been suspended for the first week of the season. Purify won’t count on the final 53-man roster.
It remains to be seen whether the Bengals make any more moves to clear a spot for T.J. Houshmandazdeh. For now, that possibility remains unlikely but not out of the question.