The Cincinnati Bengals have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players. Here’s the full list of roster cuts up to this point:
- WR Brandon Tate
- WR Michael Bennett
- LB Jayson DiManche
- DE Jack Gangwish
- WR Antwane Grant
- LB Darien Hocker
- QB Joe Licata
- FB Jeff Luc
- TE John Peters
- S Floyd Raven
- CB Corey Tindal
Other roster moves from the Bengals include:
- WR Mario Alford (Waived/Injured)
- DT Brandon Thompson (PUP)
- DT Andrew Billings (Injured Reserve)
Billings, 21, was taken with the No. 122 overall pick by the Bengals. It came as a surprise to many to see just how far Billings wound up falling in the draft, considering that some experts had him rated as a first-round pick.
Ultimately, teams didn’t value him as any more than a two-down player, but he landed in a great spot with the Bengals.
According to OverTheCap.com, Billings receives a four-year contract worth $2,875,844 to go along with a signing bonus of $535,844.
During his college career at Baylor, Billings recorded 107 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Tate, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2009. He pasted just over three years in New England before he was later claimed off of waivers by the Bengals.
He re-signed with the Bengals back in March.
In 2015, Tate appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals and recorded two receptions for 59 yards receiving and contributed 413 kick return yards and another 171 punt return yards.
DiManche, 25, originally signed on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois back in 2013. He was waived/injured during the first round of roster cuts and eventually released from injured reserve with a settlement.
The Browns wound up signing DiManche off of the Bengals practice squad last year. However, he later returned to the Bengals’ practice squad and was brought back on a reserve/future’s contract in January.
In 2015, DiManche has appeared in one game, but hasn’t recorded a single statistic.