Hump Day Headlines: Maurice Purify Released


In order to make room for Jamar Fletcher, the Bengals bounced Geoffrey Pope. However, it looks like they are hoping to re-sign Pope to the practice squad, and have opened up a hole there by cutting undrafted free agent WR Maurice Purify. Purify had run afoul of the law again, committing a probation violation related to charges dating back to before he was signed by the team.

Muckraker Mike hears that Cleveland’s brass is still debating who will start for the Browns this Sunday, Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn. Either way, Whodeyfans thinks that, on paper, this should be an easy win for the Bengals. Which means we’ll likely get blown out 50-0.

Bengal Stripes commiserates with a Browns blogger.

RB Chris Perry isn’t satisfied with his performance so far this season. He ranks 20th among NFL running backs.

Pragmatic blames Bob Bratkowski’s playcalling in OT for the loss to the Giants. Yeah, you would expect a team to stick with what’s working, wouldn’t you? But not Sideshow Bob.

B.J., meanwhile, points to the draft and front office as the reason that the Giants are the Giants and the Bengals are, well, the Bengals. Of course, that pretty much goes without saying.

Poll Results: By 56% to 36%, Strip Hype readers think center Eric Ghiacuic is the member of our o-line who sucks the worst. Second place was taken by LT Levi Jones. I think that’s backwards myself, but there it is. Congrats, Eric! New poll coming soon.