May 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Jordan Campbell during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
With the NFL’s deadline to cut rosters down to 75 looming on Tuesday, the Cincinnati Bengals have begun the tough process of deciding who is good enough to make the team. These cuts are an unfortunate part of life in professional football, and is always a hard part of building a team. The Bengals have announced the first set of cuts, made today.
There was just one veteran cut in tight end Richard Quinn.
With the addition of Tyler Eifert, as well as Orson Charles and Alex Smith battling for TE snaps, Quinn was just the odd man out. Also released were defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga, linebacker Jordan Campbell, cornerback Terrence Brown, wide receiver Jheranie Boyd, and kicker Quinn Sharp. The released players will have an opportunity to catch on with other teams as free agent signings.
Today’s cuts get the Bengals roster down to a total of 81. By 4 PM on Tuesday, they have to be down to 75, so there will be more cuts to come. The rosters have to be down to 53 by August 31st.