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Bengals cut three, may add a quarterback

Josh Mauga, Jason Campbell AP

Wide receiver Conner Vernon will always be able to tell people that he scored a touchdown while wearing a Bengals uniform.

He might leave out the fact that he was waived by the team the very next day. Vernon was one of three players let go by the Bengals on Friday, one day after they opened their preseason schedule with a loss to the Chiefs that came despite Vernon’s touchdown catch.

Receiver was clearly a spot that the Bengals wanted to thin out the ranks as Jeremy Johnson joined Vernon on the discard pile. They also cut defensive tackle Zach Minter, leaving their roster at 86 players.

They may move back toward 90 by adding a quarterback. Jason Campbell left the game in the third quarter with what appeared to be an injury to his throwing arm and Geoff Hobson of the team’s website reports that the team could add a player at the position even if Campbell avoided serious injury. Matt Scott, who threw the touchdown to Vernon and also threw up on the field, is on the active roster and A.J. McCarron is on the non-football list with Hobson reporting that the team is unlikely to activate him as he continues to nurse a shoulder injury.

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25 Responses to “Bengals cut three, may add a quarterback”
  1. burfict's wrath says: Aug 8, 2014 3:02 PM

    Not surprising. We’re loaded at receiver. Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher played really well last night. Jason Campbell was abysmal. I’m surprised he wasn’t one of the released today.

  2. jjackwagon says: Aug 8, 2014 3:03 PM

    Campbell needs to go, he looked horrible. Scott played better than Campbell, although he was playing against 3rd & 4th string.

  3. aldavisfortytime says: Aug 8, 2014 3:03 PM

    Campbell should be cut after that performance.

  4. ytownjoe says: Aug 8, 2014 3:11 PM

    Receivers can look forward to a bus ticket to Cleveland.

  5. coltzfan166 says: Aug 8, 2014 3:12 PM

    Campbell got hurt?

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 8, 2014 3:17 PM

    In meaningless games Campbell plays poorly. He’s the anti-Dalton.

  7. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 8, 2014 3:27 PM

    The best move would be to cut Dalton, until that happens the Ben Gals will continue to look good in regular season, then flounder as usual in first round of playoffs.

  8. ragnarthegreat says: Aug 8, 2014 3:33 PM

    How about a trade for Christian Ponder? He clearly doesn’t figure into the Vikings plans, and needs a change of scenery. Zimmer knows the Bengals personnel and knows who or what to ask for in return.

  9. burfict's wrath says: Aug 8, 2014 3:37 PM

    crownofthehelmet says: Aug 8, 2014 3:17 PM

    In meaningless games Campbell plays poorly. He’s the anti-Dalton.

    ————-

    well played is well played. thumbs up

  10. bumbleb572 says: Aug 8, 2014 3:44 PM

    Hey YtownJoe, lets not forget you signed Vernon after the Browns waived him. I will keep your comment in mind when Hawkins is dancing in your end zone but with a Browns jersey on.

  11. cguy7 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:06 PM

    I guess having AJ Green makes you loaded at Wide Receiver? Honestly get sick of the pundits and Bungles fans spouting off as to how much talent is on that team… Outside of Green and Bernard I see a lot of mediocre talent. Guess that explains recent Browns victories and early playoff exits…

  12. rajbais says: Aug 8, 2014 4:24 PM

    Just put McCarron on IR or the practice squad.

    Matt Scott played with little to no talent at Arizona and knew how to throw with bodies around him and off the run there.

  13. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Aug 8, 2014 4:27 PM

    “cguy7 says:
    Aug 8, 2014 4:06 PM
    I guess having AJ Green makes you loaded at Wide Receiver? Honestly get sick of the pundits and Bungles fans spouting off as to how much talent is on that team… Outside of Green and Bernard I see a lot of mediocre talent. Guess that explains recent Browns victories and early playoff exits…”

    I guess I can forgive your ignorance, can’t expect a Clownies fan to recognize talent. As far as the playoffs, you probably shouldn’t even discuss them. When’s the last time the Clowns were relevant in December-January?

  14. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 8, 2014 4:36 PM

    “Outside of Green and Bernard I see a lot of mediocre talent.”

    Geno Atkins
    Vontaze Burfict
    Carlos Dunlap
    Andrew Whitworth
    Andre Smith
    Marvin Jones
    Leon Hall

    Close mouth. Open eyes.

  15. whatjusthapped says: Aug 8, 2014 4:56 PM

    Gotta love the Viking fan’s optimism in thinking Christian Ponder could be traded for anything other than a ham sandwich. But then again, they are the best team on paper yet again and will be all spring and summer until the regular seasons starts.

  16. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 8, 2014 5:00 PM

    Bring Vince Young back?
    ;-)

  17. cguy7 says: Aug 8, 2014 5:44 PM

    Last Bengals playoff win 1990. Last Browns playoff win 1994. We didn’t have a team for three years from 96-98 either… Just sayin’…. p.s. – That list is the mediocrity I’m talking about. (overrated/middling talent)

  18. Ralph_Macchio says: Aug 8, 2014 5:53 PM

    I’ve gotta agree with the Bengals not having as much talent as thier fans think. AJ Green is a great player, and Geno Atkins is very good as well. The rest of the guys named I see as average to slightly above average. I think they are a middle of the road team when all is said and done.

  19. mutantman87 says: Aug 8, 2014 6:53 PM

    Looks like McCarron will go from being in the Heisman discussion for a couple years to not making the 53-man roster. Scott played really well. Pryor played really well last night as well, so a similar debate may be occurring in Seattle and Cincy. Keep 2 or 3 QBs, and if only 2, then do you keep the reliable veteran whose time is probably drawing to a close or a give his reps to a high-performing (but less battle-tested) youngster?

    I’d lean towards doing whatever I can to keep 3 QBs to develop Scott and Pryor (who has been around longer but had terrible coaching in Oakland) into good backups while keeping the veterans one more year.

  20. sellout1983 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:34 PM

    Wow, a Browns fan is on here trash talking. Wow, just wow.

  21. realmenwearstripes says: Aug 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    cguy7 says:
    Aug 8, 2014 4:06 PM
    I guess having AJ Green makes you loaded at Wide Receiver? Honestly get sick of the pundits and Bungles fans spouting off as to how much talent is on that team… Outside of Green and Bernard I see a lot of mediocre talent. Guess that explains recent Browns victories and early playoff exits…

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    How are those Browns first-rounders from 2012 working out? They seem pretty talented.

  22. realmenwearstripes says: Aug 8, 2014 11:27 PM

    Dre Kirkpatrick might wanna step up his game. He was way too inconsistent with his play last night. Who wants a cornerback that can’t tackle?

  23. realmenwearstripes says: Aug 8, 2014 11:30 PM

    Ralph_Macchio says:
    Aug 8, 2014 5:53 PM
    I’ve gotta agree with the Bengals not having as much talent as thier fans think. AJ Green is a great player, and Geno Atkins is very good as well. The rest of the guys named I see as average to slightly above average. I think they are a middle of the road team when all is said and done.

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    Middle-of-the-road teams don’t make the playoffs in three consecutive years. But I wouldn’t expect someone who “wax off ” all day to realize that.

  24. crip2nite says: Aug 9, 2014 8:27 PM

    Trash talk comes from people who regurgitate what they hear on sports channels and websites. when you think a team is going to beat your team your team trash talk comes out. In other words……

    YOU’RE SCARED!!!!!!!!

  25. tiggerblood says: Aug 10, 2014 2:37 AM

    WHO DEY This just in Steelers give up 73 yard TD up the gut. Where was Shazier? For a team that builds through the draft when was your last good one??

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