Bengals announce cuts, place Burfict on PUP


The Bengals announced their moves in getting their roster to 53 Saturday, and placing linebacker Vontaze Burfict on the physically unable to perform list was the most notable move.

Burfict is recovering from microfracture surgery and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has said there’s no timetable for his return. Placing him on PUP means the Bengals won’t have him back until at least the seventh game of the season.

Devon Still is the most recognizable name of the players the Bengals released. He is also the only one not eligible to be placed on the team’s practice squad.

The Bengals waived-injured linebackers Jayson DiManche and Marquis Flowers. A sixth-round pick in 2014, Flowers was injured in the final preseason game after turning in a solid camp.

Cut by the Bengals were cornerback Brandon Ghee, safety Shiloh Keo, wide receivers Michael Bennett and Jake Kumerow, guards Dan France, Trey Hopkins and Tanner Hawkinson, quarterback Keith Wenning, kicker Tom Obarski, center Jake Smith, cornerback Troy Hill, tight end Matt Lengel, safety Floyd Raven Sr., linebacker Trevor Roach, offensive tackle Matthew O’Donnell, defensive tackle DeShawn Williams and running backs James Wilder, Jr. and Terrell Watson.