Bengals Drop Christian Hackenberg

Former Jets second-round pick Christian Hackenberg is out of work yet again. On Monday, the Bengals released the quarterback from the practice squad and replaced him with fellow signal-caller Connor Cook. The team also signed tight end Andrew Vollert to the ten-man unit. 

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Hackenberg, one of Mike Maccagnan‘s most regrettable draft picks, bounced between the Jets, Raiders, and Eagles this offseason. Now in his third year as a pro, he has yet to attempt a pass in the NFL.

Cook, meanwhile, might not be far from a 53-man roster opportunity. Currently, the Bengals are carrying just two QBs in Andy Dalton and Jeff Driskel. Cook represents the only QB on the practice squad and he may be the Bengals’ first choice if another arm is needed.

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  1. Kenleyfornia74

    You have former 2nd and 1st round QBs getting tossed around like nothing (Hackenberg and Lynch). Yet the Bills are so scared to waive Nate “pick” Peterman

    • crosseyedlemon

      So you think the Bills can save their season by swapping one clip board holder for another?

    • ThePriceWasRight

      the bills would rather be near the bottom than middle at this point.

      • Kenleyfornia74

        Tbf they could be at the bottom with anyone they pick up. Seeing them play Peterman is just maddening even for someone who doesn’t care about the Bills

        • tsolid

          They weren’t at the bottom with Tyrod Taylor. Actually, they were a playoff team, even though the HC tried to give the job to Peterman for NO reason last year vs San Diego. Buffalo deserves everything they get and more

          • crosseyedlemon

            Allen is going to be a better QB than Taylor. There is no point on spending for higher priced backups while the OL is a total disaster.

  2. Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

    I always thought he should go to Houston and back with Bill O’ Brien who turned him into a star for that one, fleeting year. Not sure what happened to him once BOB left PSU, but it’s been a disaster ever since.

    • Michael Chaney

      I totally agree. After his first year at Penn State, I was convinced he’d be a franchise quarterback but out of nowhere he completely regressed.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    It’s probably time for Hack to follow the George Blanda career path and discover if he has any skill as a kicker.

  4. K3vin

    The Patriots need to sign him to practice squad and let him learn under Brady for a few years.

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