Bengals Trim Roster To 75

By Marc Hardin

Fox Sports Ohio/Bengals Insider
August 30th, 2010

— CUT-DOWN CLAIMS LOCAL LONGSHOT: The Bengals cut down to the 75-player training camp roster maximum a day before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline by trimming injured players from the 80-player roster. Four of the five players released by Cincinnati over the last two days are unable to practice because of injuries. The only healthy player let go by the team is former Elder High School standout and former University of Cincinnati long-snapper Mike Windt, who lost to incumbent Clark Harris in his bid to make the Bengals. The more versatile Harris, who long-snapped during the final 11 games of last season, is stronger on his snaps and had an edge on downfield coverage units.

— OTHER TRIMMINGS: Receiver Antonio Bryant (knee) was the biggest name released in a bit of a surprise considering the Bengals might have to eat as much as $10 million (in bonuses and salary) and face a grievance filed by Bryant in his effort to recoup some salary if he does not make an opening-day roster. Bryant, Windt and safety Gibril Wilson (knee), who was placed on season-ending injured reserve, were trimmed from the roster on Sunday. Wilson, who like Bryant was an offseason free-agent acquisition, tore two knee tendons in the preseason game against Philadelphia. Today, the Bengals waived-injured