With the final preseason game in the books, the next step is for the Cincinnati Bengals to trim their roster to 53 players. The deadline to do so is Tuesday, August 29 at 4:00 EST.
The three preseason games should have helped the Bengals decide who they want to keep on their final roster, who they want to stick around on the practice squad, and who they'll be cutting. They made their first cut on Friday before their final preseason game and will now have to cut the rest of their 80+ roster down to just 53 players.
This article will be updated as more cuts come in.
Bengals Roster Cuts Tracker
Tarell Basham: Source
Basham was cut by the team on Friday before the preseason finale. Signed as a free agent in March, Basham spent the 2022 season with two different teams and fans thought he could potentially be a nice depth piece on the defensive line. Unfortunately for him, the team has a lot of depth on the d-line and Basham was injured early in training camp. That led to him getting cut.
Allan George: Source
The former UDFA from last year could still be kept around on the practice squad but with a shaky preseason, this isn't a surprising move.
Trevor Siemian: Source
The Bengals signed Siemian as a veteran quarterback option to back up Joe Burrow. Once Jake Browning started throwing dimes in practice and outperforming Siemian in the preseason, it became obvious that Siemian wasn't going to end up winning the job. Browning will be QB2.
Reid Sinnett: Source
Sinnett only played during the preseason finale, which wasn't a surprise after the Bengals signed him as a camp body. As mentioned in the post linked above, he is a practice squad candidate.
Michael Thomas: Source
This was the expected move but it's still unfortunate. As Jay Morrison said in the post linked above, Thomas should be brought back for the practice squad.
Hakeem Adeniji: Source
The former sixth-round pick had his ups and downs as a Bengal and now might be someone they look to bring back as a practice squad member. I wouldn't be surprised if another team picks him up due to the experience he has at three different positions.
Devin Asiasi: Source
Once the Bengals re-signed Mitchell Wilcox and then Tanner Hudson put together a nice preseason, the writing was on the wall for Asiasi.
Raymond Johnson: Source
This one hurts but maybe there's a chance for the Bengals to get Johnson back on the practice squad.
Owen Carney: Source
Unfortunately for Carney, the Bengals had too much depth on the defensive line. Hopefully they can bring him back for the practice squad.
Trent Taylor: Source
Despite what the tweet says, this wasn't a surprise at all. Taylor was the odd man out basically since the Bengals drafted Charlie Jones in the fourth round.
Drue Chrisman: Source
Another non-surprise. Chrisman's punting job was in danger as soon as the Bengals drafted Brad Robbins in the sixth round.
Sidney Jones: Source
This wasn't much of a shock. D.J. Ivey played well enough during the preseason to edge out the long-time veteran.
Tanner Hudson: Source
This one's a bummer. Hudson played well this summer but Mitchell Wilcox claimed the final tight end spot on the roster.
Jeff Gunter: Source
Gunter played well during the preseason but with all of the depth the Bengals had on the defensive line, this was an expected move.
Stanley Morgan Jr.: Source
The Bengals opted to only keep six receivers, meaning that Morgan was on the outside looking in.
At the deadline, the Bengals released their 53-man roster, meaning the following players were cut by the team.