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Bengals part ways with Josh Johnson, sign 10

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With a showroom full of shiny new models, teams are rolling out the gently used program cars.

As such, the Bengals have released quarterback Josh Johnson, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Johnson was probably made expendable when the Bengals signed Jason Campbell to back up Andy Dalton this offseason, but drafting A.J. McCarron in the fifth round left no room for him on the roster.

Johnson beat out John Skelton for the backup job last year, and will likely get another chance to land somewhere as a reserve.

The Bengals also signed 10 undrafted rookies, including: Texas-El Paso linebacker James Davidson, West Virginia tackle Curtis Feigt, Michigan State guard Dan France, Stanford tight end Ryan Hewitt, Texas guard Trey Hopkins, Michigan State safety Isaiah Lewis, San Diego State wide receiver Colin Lockett, Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz, Wake Forest running back Nikita Whitlock and Florida State running back James Wilder, Jr.

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12 Responses to “Bengals part ways with Josh Johnson, sign 10”
  1. osage44 says: May 12, 2014 4:59 PM

    The Bengals always seem to sign a good UDFA class. Ryan Hewitt is a hippie.

  2. ejmam1 says: May 12, 2014 5:23 PM

    Trey Hopkins may make it

  3. qdog112 says: May 12, 2014 5:37 PM

    I think Josh Johnson can play. He always outplays Dalton in preseason. He’s a Green Bay type with a good arm, very mobile, with good size.

    Given a real chance, there are teams he can start for.

  4. codiablo says: May 12, 2014 6:04 PM

    ponder out, johnson in as #3….

  5. zackd2 says: May 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    He outplays Dalton in the preseason….after 2nd/3rd/4th stringers enter the game for the other team.

  6. craig309 says: May 12, 2014 7:02 PM

    While Johnson also played with 3/4th stri gets on his side of ball to so same playing field???? Think before you post zackd2

  7. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 12, 2014 7:04 PM

    Johnson is a great runner with a decent arm, and he is smart. That said, his accuracy is awful at times. He’d make a great backup for RGIII. Jay Gruden was his OC in Tampa and Cincy.

  8. craig309 says: May 12, 2014 7:07 PM

    Johnson was gruden a guy could see him at Washington back with gruden eventually.if a injury happens etc.i hope mccarron is Bengal starter has fire in him this team needs that on offense burfict has fixed our defense with his and doesn’t get flagged like in college Lewis has him playing well bengals will pay green and others burfict,green sanu jobes,etc instead of giving ill get you to playoffs and lose dalton(romo type) dalton wanting biggg contract doesn’t deserve huge money unless contract is on incentives for him to make it big.

  9. irishdodger says: May 12, 2014 7:38 PM

    I thought Nikita Whitlock was a NT at Wake Forest?

  10. bengalsbilly says: May 12, 2014 8:35 PM

    Whitlock was a NT at Wake and a pretty good one – a poor man’s Atkins. However, at around 250# he wasn’t going to be able to play NT in the NFL; Whitlock got the advice to move to FB and has been working on a new position since. I doubt he plays in the first few games – another Jackson pet project.

  11. tiggerblood says: May 13, 2014 12:05 AM

    Hue is definately looking for a fullback that can block. I also think Murray was the real target in the 5th and McCaron got the nod after KC snacked up Murray the pick before. Also I think it was the 6th the Texans took FB Jay Prosh just before the Bengals picked. They’re trying to find Charles’s replacement since I believe the pass happy Gruden wanted the converted TE over the good blocking Conner and the run game suffered for it. Hewitt and Whitlock were signed after the draft because Hue missed out on Prosh. James Wilder JR may also be looked at as a fullback. Can’t wait to pound the rock this season!

  12. crownofthehelmet says: May 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    What, no punters?

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