August 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Orson Charles (80) warms up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals Final(for now) 53-Man Roster Released



The Bengals have officially announced who made the cut today and, as of now, is on the 53-man roster. The biggest surprise was that MLB Roddrick Muckelroy was released essentially so that the team could keep a 7th WR in Ryan Whalen.

With waiver claims and potential trades, it still could significantly change between now and when the team opens the regular season at Baltimore September 10, but for now anyways, here’s the 53-man roster:



Andy DaltonBruce Gradkowski

Running backs:

BenJarvus Green-EllisBernard ScottBrian LeonardCedric Peerman


Chris Pressley

Tight Ends:

Jermaine GreshamDonald Lee, Orson Charles

Wide Receivers:

A.J. GreenArmon BinnsBrandon TateMarvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Andrew Hawkins, WR Ryan Whalen

Offensive Tackles:

Andrew WhitworthAndre SmithAnthony CollinsDennis Roland


Clint Boling, Kevin Zeitler


Kyle CookJeff Faine, Trevor Robinson


Defensive Ends:

Jamaal AndersonRobert GeathersMichael JohnsonCarlos Dunlap


Geno AtkinsDomata Peko, Devon Still, Brandon Thompson


Rey MaualugaManny LawsonThomas Howard, Vontaze Burfict, Dan SkutaVincent Rey


Leon HallNate ClementsTerence Newman, Dre Kirkpatrick, Adam Jones, CB Jason Allen


Reggie NelsonTaylor MaysJeromy Miles, George Iloka


Punter: Kevin Huber

Kicker: Mike Nugent

Long snapper: Clark Harris


Who we Believe the Last 4 in Were: TE Orson Charles, WR Ryan Whalen S George Iloka, LB Vincent Rey

And those who just barely missed the cut: Roddrick Muckelroy DE DeQuin Evans, OG Otis Hudson, DE DeQuin Evans, C Reggie Stephens


Here’s the official release from

Waived DT Nick Hayden (injury settlement), CB T.J. Heath, RB Daniel Herron, G Otis Hudson, LB Grant Hunter, DE Micah Johnson, LB Emmanuel Lamur, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, DT Vaughn Meatoga, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, T Matthew O’Donnell, QB Zac Robinson and G Reggie Stephens.

Placed DT Pat Sims on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Moved LB Dontay Moch to the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner list.

Placed S Tony Dye on the Reserve/Injured list.

Waived FB Jourdan Brooks, TE Colin Cochart, LS Bryce Davis, FB James Develin, DE DeQuin Evans, WR Vidal Hazelton.



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