Matthew O'Donnell

Bengals Reduce Roster To 53 Players

After having waived defensive tackle Devon Still earlier today, the Bengals have trimmed their roster down to 53 players. The team announced the corresponding moves via Twitter.




Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform:

Burfict is the most notable of the moves, as the former Pro Bowler will leave a hole in the Bengals’ defense. The former undrafted free agent played only five games last heason, compiling 29 tackles and one forced fumble.

Minor Moves: Monday

The day after Super Bowl XLIX proved to be a busy one around the NFL. The Colts finally announced the signing of CFL receiver Duron Carter, Chargers center Nick Hardwick decided to hang up his cleats, the Raiders re-signed veteran cornerback Charles Woodson and the Ravens released Terrence Cody.

Of course, there are always additional moves that fly under the radar, and we’ve got today’s minor transaction below:

  • The Bengals announced (on Twitter) that they have signed offensive tackle Matthew O’Donnell. O’Donnell, 25, has spent time in the CFL and even garnered some NBA interest back in 2011. The British Columbia native originally signed with Cincinnati back in 2011, and he was on the team’s practice squad for more than a year.