It wasn't a surprise, but it was bold. On Saturday it was cut day around the NFL and Bengals' veterans Rudi Johnson, Willie Anderson, and Deltha O'Neal were amongst the casualalties. Three former Pro Bowlers gone with one blink of the eye.
Other notable Bengals' cuts include: LB Ahmad Brooks, QB Jeff Rowe, S John Bushing, C Dan Santucci
Rowe's departure means that Jordan Palmer will start the year as the team's third-string quarterback. According to the Elias Sports Bureau the only other brother quarterback
tandem to play on the same team in the Super Bowl era is Ty and Koy
Detmer for the 1997 Eagles. And Koy was on injured reserve while both
Palmers are active.
"Obviously the play fell off in '07, and we just haven't seen a lot of change thus far this year," said head coach Marvin Lewis in a late afternoon news conference. "It's a hard decision to make."
Other moves of interest:
QB Chris Simms (TB)
QB Joey Harrington (ATL)
WR Ashley Lelie (SF)
QB Brooks Bollinger (MIN)
TE Marcus Pollard (MIN)
DT Monte Reagor (PHI)
QB Quinn Gray (IND)
RB Chris Brown (HOU)
QB Charlie Batch (PIT)
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