Bengals waive Jordan Shipley

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Jordan Shipley’s time in Cincinnati has come to an end.

The Bengals waived Shipley, their 2010 third-round draft pick, they announced today.

Shipley showed a lot of promise as a rookie, catching 52 passes for 600 yards and three touchdowns. But he suffered a torn ACL in Week Two of last season, and 11 months later his knee is still bothering him. Shipley has played in both of the Bengals’ preseason games but caught just one pass for four yards.

If a receiver-needy team wants Shipley, he’ll be available on waivers. If he can get back to full speed, he could be a good young addition to some team’s receiving corps.

56 responses to “Bengals waive Jordan Shipley

  1. Team like the Broncos seems like a logical landing point. Stash him for the first half of the season get the knee right. Adds to their depth good slot guy for Manning to work with.

  2. I think the Browns should claim him off waivers and reunite him with Colt McCoy. Colt will be the starter in Cleveland because the Browns will realize after week 4 of the preseason the Brandon Weeden is not ready. Colt is playing better now that he has some talent with him on the Browns offense. I am not a Browns or Texas Longhorn fan so I am making a bias, fair observation.

  3. He will always be remembered for the song, “When I grow up I wanna be just like Colt McCoy”

    I wish him the best. Sadly teams don’t “Honor the contract”. Players give their bodies up and come back before their injuries say they should and what do they get…? Cut.

  4. jjthesportsguy says:
    Aug 17, 2012 2:51 PM
    Why wouldn’t they wait on a guy like this? Do they really think they’re that deep at receiver?
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    They are that deep at receiver

    AJ Green
    Armon Binns
    Andrew Hawkins
    Ryan Whalen
    Mohammad Sanu
    Marvin Jones
    Brandon Tate

    Those are the 7 who will end up fighting for the final roster. Whalen is an identical clone to Shipley in terms of skill set and doesn’t have the injury bug that he does. The Bengals are extremely high on Binns to be a #2 threat. Hawkins is a great slot receiver/ gadget player who brings more speed to the table than Jordan. Jones and Sanu are more than likely roster locks because they were just drafted and Brandon Tate was last years kick returner, although Hawkins can also return kicks.

    Shipley was the odd man out because he didn’t have as wide of a skill set as the other receivers and he has a tough time staying on the field. As a Bengals fan I wish Jordan well because he’s a great player but our WR group was too crowded to keep him around.

  5. @lifeofcurley

    The Broncos don’t have the room at receiver. They’re going to have to make some really tough choices as is at the position. Maybe if he’s still there if there’s an injury during the season, that wouldn’t be a bad look, but not right now.

  6. Holy crap. Some of you trolls must be casual football fans. Why would anyone take a wide out with a bad knee? There’s no way any team will touch him until he can prove he’s healthy. Not sure what makes this WR so good that a team would risk a roster spot.

  7. “Shipley was the odd man out because he didn’t have as wide of a skill set as the other receivers and he has a tough time staying on the field.”

    Gotta disagree with the skill set comment. Shipley was obviously only a slot guy, but he also had a ton of talent returning punts when healthy (which we never really let him do). The seven guys you listed (with the exception of Green and Hawkins) don’t have a larger skill set and are not more talented than Shipley when healthy. He could’ve been Wes Welkerish if he’d stayed healthy, he just blew out his knee. I wouldn’t even say he was injury prone before that – just got unlucky.

  8. dalucks says: Aug 17, 2012 2:55 PM

    “I think the Browns should claim him off waivers and reunite him with Colt McCoy. Colt will be the starter in Cleveland because the Browns will realize after week 4 of the preseason the Brandon Weeden is not ready. Colt is playing better now that he has some talent with him on the Browns offense. I am not a Browns or Texas Longhorn fan so I am making a bias, fair observation.”

    Colt is playing better now that he has some talent with him on the Browns offense? Really, because I’m pretty sure he stated the other day that he has yet to receive a snap with the first team offense. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Colt. I’d have been fine with him as the starter. I just wonder where you’ve seen him playing better with the new additions to the team. I mean, he’s not on the field at the same time as the “talent” you mentioned.

  9. The Cowboys should pick him up now. He is better than Beasley, Coale, Holmes, and Olgetree. He is worth waiting a few weeks for, if he can get his elusiveness back.

  10. whodeyinpa says:
    Aug 17, 2012 3:00 PM
    jjthesportsguy says:
    Aug 17, 2012 2:51 PM
    Why wouldn’t they wait on a guy like this? Do they really think they’re that deep at receiver?
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    They are that deep at receiver

    AJ Green
    Armon Binns
    Andrew Hawkins
    Ryan Whalen
    Mohammad Sanu
    Marvin Jones
    Brandon Tate

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    armon whoo
    andrew whooo
    ryan whoooo
    mohammad? no wait mohammad?
    marvin who? harrison? oh way no jones?
    what whos that
    brandon tate?

    armon was undrafted and didnt even make it in jacksonville..

    Andrew was also undrafted and couldnt make a lacking rams wr squad so he played in the cfl

    Ryan Whalen, played WR at standford…need i say more? 7th round talent that the bengals took in the 6th

    Mohammad played at a small college and his no nfl experience what do you really think hes gonna do

    Marvin Jones I think has alot of upside but again hes just another prospect

    Brandon Tate has less than 400 yards receiving in his nfl career

    and you are gonna tell me that these guys all have that much leverage on Jordan? Give the kid a chance hes already shown what he can do when healthy, what a stupid organization.

  11. Shipley deserves more credit for his rookie campaign because I’m pretty sure he sat out a few after he was nearly decapitated by T.J. Ward early in 2010.

    You don’ t see many hits like that in today’s NFL. Thanks Goodell!!!!!

  12. Makes too much sense for the JETS to pick him up..I heard that wanted that gymanist Raisman as a return specialist..Rex loves her footwork

  13. As a Bengals fan, hate to see him go, it’s a sad day in Cincy. He is beloved in Cincy. Whoever claim him will get a good reliable player and even a better person. Only thing is he will need time to heel. The Bengals have a log jam on WRs, both Andrew Hawking and Ryan Whalen have outplayed him. They released him to give him an opportunity to get picked up by another team. Hopefully not in the AFC. Watching him in training camp, he really needed more time to heal and they know they couldn’t sneak him in the practice squad

  14. That’s a shame.

    If it’s still bothering him he should take the year off and call the doctors and trainers of his ex-teammate Terrell Owens.

    T.O. is playing “pretty early” in his upcoming game. He wouldn’t be without the extensive rehab.

  15. “Why would anyone take a wide out with a bad knee?”

    THANK YOU..we have plenty of young talent at wide receiver. No need for him. I think he’s popular among Cincy fans because he reminds them of Wes Welker.

  16. 1. Armon was undrafted and didnt even make it in jacksonville..

    Played at UC and tore it up his senior. The coaches would have watched him and know who he is. Think he spent last year on the practice squad so he’s had some time to develop.

    Andrew was also undrafted and couldnt make a lacking rams wr squad so he played in the cfl

    2. Ryan Whalen, played WR at standford…need i say more? 7th round talent that the bengals took in the 6th

    Didn’t luck play for Standford. Nuff said.

    3. Mohammad played at a small college and his no nfl experience what do you really think hes gonna do.

    Is Rutgers a small college? He broke all of Fitzgerald’s Big East receiving records. Not too shabby.

    and you are gonna tell me that these guys all have that much leverage on Jordan? Give the kid a chance hes already shown what he can do when healthy, what a stupid organization.

    Key is when healthy. Currently he is not which is one big thing these guys have on him. Not sure why he came of the PUP when he’s obviously not healthy. My guess is that he said he is ready but he isn’t. After he proved that he is not healthy that had no choice but to let him go. No one would trade for an injured receiver. This gives him a chance to sign with someone else. Not sure if they could then stash him away on the PUP since he’s already been on it with another team.

  17. Shipley will be the next Wes Welker, and for that, I have no problem with my Ravens cutting a guy like David Reed to make room for him. Give Tandon Doss some compeition for that slot role and if Doss can’t beat him out then I’ll be fine to see him go to. If not? Miami is my guess.

  18. You guys are hilarious.

    HIS KNEE IS STILL HURTING HIM. HE ISN’T PLAYING AND WON’T PLAY FOR SOME TIME.

    He was icing his knee after his awful performance yesterday. The guy can’t even run with the 3s and 4s, why should they keep him when the other guys (Green, Tate, Binns, Sanu, Hawkins, Jones) all look ready to contribute?

  19. The Bengals and Browns are just alike. They don’t have a clue. Giving up on Shipley and McCoy is disgraceful. It’s too bad that they were both drafted by those two stupid franchises.

  20. It’s all about the Mike Brown economics of it!

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    Has nothing to do with Mike Brown economics..he simply is behind the other 7 receivers.

  21. I think Buffalo should take a chance on Jordan Shipley, he has a ton of upside. Yes, the Bills do have massive competition for the third receiver, but whats 1 more? Stevie Johnson is the #1 receiver, David Nelson is in the slot, so that leaves Marcus Easley, Donald Jones, Kamar Aiken, Naaman Roosevelt, David Clowney, T.J. Graham, Derek Hagan, Ruvell Martin, Derek Session and Brad Smith. I believe Roosevelt, Jones and Martin are going for the backup slot, Easley and Aiken are fighting to Backup the #1 Johnson and the rest are looking at the #3 receiver position. Gailey will probably only keep 6 on the active roster and 1 or 2 on the practice squad. Easley is not available for the PS, but I believe most of the rest are.

  22. mwatts1 says:
    Aug 17, 2012 3:11 PM
    Holy crap. Some of you trolls must be casual football fans. Why would anyone take a wide out with a bad knee? There’s no way any team will touch him until he can prove he’s healthy. Not sure what makes this WR so good that a team would risk a roster spot.
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    Misusing “Trolls”

    Yeah…I am gonna put your comment in the “I do not give a f—” section

  23. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:02 PM

    It’s all about the Mike Brown economics of it!

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    Yeah, because the Bengals are the only team who are going to have to release 30 players in the next 2 weeks. dolt.

  24. Any team needing a receiver would be wise to pick this guy up. He may not be great this year – ACL’s can be 2 year deals but he is a very good receiver.

  25. It’s obvious to me that Bengal haters are dumb as a box of rocks. One minute you idiots talk about our players as bums, along with various other names. Watch out when a guy gets released and all of a sudden he’s “the next Wes Welker”, or ” he just never had a chance”. You guys are so moronic I can’t even laugh at your stupid comments anymore. See what happens when you give kids Madden ratings they think they know it all.

  26. Come on Cleveland! Pick him up! And for the people who are crying for colt, seriously? Are we even still on this? Colt is a career backup. Get over it!!!!

  27. He’ll be a good pick up for someone once he’s healed. Although he’s medically cleared to practice for 3 weeks or so now, his knee is not responding like he wants. He just needs more time for it to come back. Someone may have room to hold him until he’s healthy. If not he could get picked up later in the season. But he is going to make it back even if it’s next year. He had 52 catches in the slot his rookie year.

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