Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis said during his press conference today that he was holding out hope that the team could bring back WR Armon Binns back after they had to cut him to make room Sunday for center Kyle Cook, as well as backup kicker Josh Brown. He was an unfortunate victim of the numbers game, and now he has been reportedly claimed by the Miami Dolphins, and will not be coming back to the city where he had a memorable college career while at the University of Cincinnati.
Binns got off to a nice start in his second season with the Bengals, snagging 12 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown in his first three games, but only managed to catch 11 passes over the next five games while being declared inactive in four out of the past six games. He fell on the depth chart below Brandon Tate, Marvin Jones, and even Ryan Whalen, making it hard for the Bengals to carry him as a sixth receiver since he didn’t play on special teams. Best wishes to Binns as he looks to continue his NFL career in Miami.