The Cincinnati Bengals make their final cuts of the day just an hour before Tuesday’s 4pm deadline to get the roster to 75. According to a twitter post by Brad Johnson of CBS Sports Network in Cincinnati, the Bengals have released LB James Davidson and QB Matt Scott, with LB JK Schaffer, and CB Lavelle Westbrooks being placed on injury waivers.
#Bengals Waive TE Kevin Brock, WR Jasper Collins, LB James Davidson and QB Matt Scott. Release injured LB JK Schaffer CB Lavelle Westbrooks
— Brad Johansen (@bradjohansen) August 26, 2014
Many people thought Matt Scott might compete for the 3rd QB spot after week 1 of the preseason. He had a terrible game 2 though which sealed his fate as the odd man out of a battle between injured AJ McCarron, and Jason Campbell.
Linebackers James Davidson and JK Schaffer were waived after Schaffer was injured and Davidson and the rest of the 3rd line defenders had a less than par showing the first two weeks of the preseason.
Conerback Lavelle Westbrook was victim of one of the deepest positions on the field and with no real spot on special teams, was destined to head somewhere else or practice team with an injury waiver.
The Bengals will need to get their roster down to 53 players by 4pm Saturday. Look for many more moves to come this week.