Reports have #Bengals waiving Hamilton. So Sanzenbacher and Whalen must both make it
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 31, 2013
WR Cobi Hamilton has been waived per source. Likely to end up on practice squad if he clears waivers
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) August 31, 2013
Hamilton was drafted in the sixth-round this year after a standout career with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
As a senior last year, he lead the team in receptions (90) and receiving yards (1335). He set an SEC record last season for receiving yards in a game (303, vs. Rutgers).
He might be the hardest player for the Bengals to sneak through to the practice squad, but if they do, he’s a promising prospect who could very well get called up at some point this season.
It’s also worth pointing out that Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher, who beat-out Hamilton for a roster spot, as well as Andrew Hawkins, become free agents next year.
So if Hamilton can at least remain on the PS until then, there’s potentially three spots right there for him to make the 53-man next year.