Bengals dump Matt Jones

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.

14 responses to “Bengals dump Matt Jones

  1. if they are dumping jones for house..
    this is going to be the biggest set of ego’s in one position …EVER. cincy keeps on being cincy.

  2. We’ve already dealt with T.J.’s ego once in Cincy. Not saying it categorically won’t happen but as a fan I’m praying it doesn’t.

  3. The Housh release didn’t bump Matt Jones out.
    Jordan Shipley, Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell did. Those guys all looked better than Jones. Add in Quan Cosby who has shown value as a WR and being the #1 special teams guy, there was no room for Matt Jones (or even Antonio Bryant). Everyone knew with the guys the Bengals brought into camp there would be 1 or 2 very good players let go. I thought Dezmon Briscoe would make the team and he will definitely catch on elsewhere.

  4. Seriously…no cocaine remarks? maybe he will come to Washington where the open-air drug market is a better fit for his skills.

  5. this is no lie.. I knew a couple of girls here in Jax who bought coke and meth from Matt Jones. Apparently he and his boys would sell out of Mats house. The girls said Matt was ALWAYS on a 3 day bender on either extacy or shrooms or whatever he could get his hands on.
    This isnt hearsay I heard him on speakerphone when they called him. Cincy is better off

  6. rider-x, given what you said, it’s amazing the guy was able to even get back into NFL training camp to begin with. That type of thing has devastating effects on your body depending how long it goes on. Hell, just altering your diet for a few days or changing something about a strict routine can alter things. I can’t imagine trying to get back into football shape after that.

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