The Bengals are parting ways with their starting center.
The 30-year-old Cook was due $2.5 million in salary in 2014 and 2015, according to Rotoworld.com data.
The release of Cook (6-3, 310) adds to the depth of a fairly thin market for centers. The Packers’ Evan Dietrich-Smith and the Saints’ Brian de la Puente are among the veteran center options who can test free agency once the new league year starts later Tuesday afternoon.
Third-year pro Trevor Robinson is among the options to replace Cook in the Bengals lineup.