Bengals release Kyle Cook


The Bengals are parting ways with their starting center.

The club announced Tuesday it had released Kyle Cook, who started all 16 games in the middle for Cincinnati in 2013.

The 30-year-old Cook was due $2.5 million in salary in 2014 and 2015, according to 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.