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Bengals Wednesday Headlines: Brandon Tate Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week; CB Morgan Trent Waived

By Editorial Staff

Bengals Kickoff and Punt Return Specialist Brandon Tate was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, after his career game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday.

  • Tate totaled 186 return yards in the game, including a 45-yard kickoff return and a 56 yard punt return for an important touchdown late in the game. He now leads the league in total punt return yards (295) and is 7th in the league in kick return yards (452).

Cornerback Morgan Trent was released by the team today to make room for runningback Cedric Benson.

  • Benson had been suspended for the week, and Adam Jones was activated to the team during his suspension, leaving the team with a tough decision on who to cut today. Trent was the Bengals 6th round pick in 2009, and he has posted 54 tackles, 1 interception and 1 sack in his career. There simply wasn’t room for Trent on the cornerback depth chart. The remaining four- Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Kelly Jennings, and Adam Jones- are all former 1st rounders. Trent played 410 defensive snaps in his rookie season, 204 snaps last year, and only played 61 snaps this season.