Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Bengals clear nine roster spots

Travelle Wharton

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Travelle Wharton (70) is taken off the field after being injured in an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)


With the Bengals already completing their third preseason game, they’ve already started the process of cutting the roster to 75.

The Bengals have announced that five players have been placed on injured reserve, and four have been waived.

On IR are cornerback Brandon Ghee, cornerback Shaun Prater, receiver/cornerback Taveon Rodgers, safety Robert Sands, and guard Travelle Wharton. Gone are defensive end Luke Black, running back Aaron Brown, quarterback Tyler Hansen, and guard Matt Murphy.

Since the Bengals previously had only 85 on the roster, the moves leave the Bengals at 76 players. They must drop one more before Monday, August 27.

Next Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET, all teams must be at 53 players.