Bengals Release Colin Lockett and Trevor Robinson


Aug 28, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Colin Lockett (15) makes a catch and stiff arms Indianapolis Colts cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy (6) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals have made two more roster moves in an effort to get the roster to 53 by cutting undrafted wide receiver Colin Lockett and veteran center Trevor Robinson.

Colin Lockett came to the Bengals as an undrafted free agent following the draft this year.  He’s showed some promise as a returner, but was going to have difficulty cracking the roster amongst this talented receiver group no matter what.  But the team intends to bring back Lockett (if he goes unclaimed) by signing him to the practice squad.  Maybe next year he’ll be able to crack the roster as returner Brandon Tate is in a contract year (if he makes the team).

Robinson is a veteran center who was given an opportunity to start two years ago when former center Kyle Cook went down with an ankle injury.  He was unable to keep the job upon Cook’s return, even as Cook was consistently underperforming, and has since struggled to see the field at all.  Because of the league’s expansion of the practice squad and its eligibility rules, Robinson could be resigned to the practice squad.  This seems unlikely at this point though as the Bengals possess several more promising players who have yet to receive their shot to produce regularly for the team.