Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fullback Chris Pressley (36) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals have just put out a release through their Public Relations Department stating that they’ve waived fullback Chris Pressley and kept quarterback Zac Robinson on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Per the release:
The Bengals today made the following roster moves:
* Elected not to move QB Zac Robinson to the active roster. Robinson has been on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list all season, due to an elbow injury that predated the start of training camp. Robinson was not medically cleared to return to practice during a three-week window that expired today, and he will remain with the team on Reserve/PUP for the remainder of the season.
* Waived FB Chris Pressley. Assigned on Aug. 27 to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, due to a knee injury that predated the start of training camp, Pressley recently returned to practice on a roster exemption, having passed his physical, and the window for moving him to the active roster expired today.
It’s unclear as to why the Bengals cut Pressley and if it had to do with him not being completely back to himself after suffering a knee injury that knocked him out for the season last year and had him start this year on PUP.
That, or they simply don’t want a true FB in this offense. Jay Gruden and Hue Jackson have made it clear they want more of an H-back vs. a traditional FB, but ORson Charles, whom they hoped would become that, hasn’t played much this year and was a gameday inactive this past week, leading to speculation that they may be ready to bring Pressley in and go back to using a true FB.
For now, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Hopefully, Pressley is fully-healed and will get signed to a team fighting for a playoff spot.
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