The Cincinnati Bengals’ all-time leader in punt-return yards was cut Tuesday morning.
The Bengals released Brandon Tate, and made three injury-related moves to get their roster down to 75 before the Tuesday 4 p.m. EST deadline, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer
“We have to make the decisions we feel are best for the team, but sometimes they are tough ones,” head coach Marvin Lewis told the Enquirer. “Brandon has been a tremendous pro and a big part of the success our team has had the last five years. We wish him the very best.”
Defensive back and punt returner Adam Jones was not happy with the decision to cut Tate.
“I haven’t seen nothing out of nobody where Tate shouldn’t be here,” Jones told the Enquirer. “I really don’t have nothing to say about that.”
The Bengals waived injured wide receiver Mario Alford. Fourth-round pick Andrew Billings was place on season-ending injured reserve and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson ended up on the PUP list. He can return during Week 6 if healthy.