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Morgan Trent Released and Other Cincinnati Bengals Updates

November 2nd, 2011 at 12:11 PM
By Chuck Chapman

With Cedric Benson returning practice today from his suspension, the Cincinnati Bengals were forced to make a roster move. The team released third year cornerback Morgan Trent to make room.

Trent appeared in 30 games during his two plus seasons in Cincinnati, picking up one sack and one interception. With Adam Jones back as well, the team had a glut of corners and Trent was the odd man out.

The Bengals also announced that Brandon Tate was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Tate's 53 yard punt return touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the victory for Cincinnati on Sunday. His 45 yard fourth quarter kickoff return gave the Bengals great field position right after Seattle had drawn within five points. The ensuing drive would ultimately net a field goal that put the Bengals up eight.

Tate will likely continue to return as Adam Jones won't practice today and remains doubtful for Sunday's game in Tennessee. Although Jones would love to go up against his former team, he told reporters today that he won't risk his health for the season for one game. He said his hamstring was about "sixty per cent" and that he wanted it to be "seventy or eighty" before he would get back on the field.

Tags: Adam Jones, Brandon Tate, Cedric Benson, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Morgan Trent, NFL

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