The Bengals have released former University of Connecticut wide receiver Kashif Moore in order to get their roster down to the mandated 75-man limit. Moore was signed in the offseason after going undrafted, and was mostly used as an extra body in practice. He accounted for only one reception for 5 yards in three preseason games. Moore accounted for 41 receptions for 604 yards receiving and five touchdowns during his final season in Connecticut.
With his release, the Bengals now have 9 wide receivers vying for whats likely to be 6 spots. The 3 players currentyl on the outside looking in are Justin Hilton, Ryan Whalen, and Videl Hazleton. None of those players are expected to make the final 53-man roster, but still have hopes of making it onto the 8-man practice squad. In the unfotunate case of an injury to one of the Bengals’ top-6 wideouts between now and Friday, that could also open up another spot for one of those players to sneak onto the team.