Bengals Roster Down to 53 Players


Aug 28, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals teammates celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals roster had to reach 53 men by 4pm today and they made some tough decisions. Players like Danieal Manning were among final cuts the Bengals made. Many had argued that Manning had made enough of a statement to be above the line, but nevertheless here are the 53 players left standing:

Andy Dalton
Jason Campbell

Running Backs
Giovani Bernard
Jeremy HillRex Burkhead
Cedric Peerman

Ryan Hewitt

Wide Receiver
AJ GreenMarvin Jones
Mohammed Sanu
Brandon Tate
Dane Sanzenbacher
James Wright

Tight End
Jermaine Gresham
Tyler EifertAlex Smith

Offensive Line
Russell Bodine
Kevin Zeitler
Clint Boling
Mike Pollak
T.J. Johnson
Andrew Whitworth
Andre Smith
Tanner Hawkson
Marshal Newhouse

Defensive Ends
Carlos Dunlap
Wallace Gilberry
Robert Geathers
Margus Hunt
Will Clarke

Defensive Tackles
Geno Atkins
Domata Peko
Brandon Thompson
Christo Bilukidi

Vontaze Burfict
Rey Maualuga
Emmanuel LamurVinnie Rey
Jayson DiManche
Marquise Flowers
Sean Porter

Terrance Newman
Leon Hall
Adam Jones
Darqueze Dennard
Dre Kirkpartick

George Iloka
Reggie Nelson
Shawn WilliamsTaylor Mays

Special Teams
Kevin HuberMike Nugent
Clarke Harris

The Bengals have looked solid on their first line all preseason. We will have to wait another week to see if they can turn a successful preseason into a quest for a fourth straight playoff appearance and the elusive playoff victory that this team and fan base desperately seek.