Brad's Blog 8/29 - 11/25/13
I think coaches have probably made up their minds on trimming the roster to 53, but there are some things to watch.
FB: I believe this is probably the most contentious cut. There are plenty in the camp that think Orson Charles gives them more versatility on the roster. But, there are many in the camp of "how can we not keep John Conner?" My guess is debate will heated on this one.
RB: They drafted Rex Burkhead and they like to keep their draft picks. He won't clear waivers without someone picking him up. Boom Herron might clear waivers and make it to the practice squad but he is valuable to Darrin Simmons on Special Teams.
WR: Is Dane Sanzenbacher more valuable than Cobi Hamilton? Would Cobi clear waivers? Does that mean Ryan Whalen gets cut?
LB: I think Jayson DiManche makes the team. Does that leave JK Schaffer on the wire? How about Dontay Moch?
S: I know there are some who believe the Bengals will cut Taylor Mays. I'm not so sure. Is Jeromy Miles too valuable to lose on Special teams? Shawn Williams is the Bengals leading tackler in preseason and George Iloka should be healthy enough to start against the Bears. Could be interesting.
OL: Trevor Robinson has been disappointing this offseason after filling in for Kyle Cook last year. He still makes it. Tanner Hawkinson isn't going to get cut. That means Dennis Roland may be the odd man out this year. Can they get Reid Fragel back for practice squad?
Cuts come Saturday. I'll have the call on tape delay with Anthony Munoz at 11:35 tonight on Local 12. Enjoy the game.