Post draft cuts

Zane DanielsCorrespondent IApril 27, 2009

Cincinnati Bengals halfback Chris Perry  dives across midfield  against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Alltel Stadium October 9, 2005 in Jacksonville, Flordia. The Jaguars defeated the Bengals 23 - 20 in a Sunday Night game on ESPN.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Bengals made a series of cuts today including some pretty big names.

Chris Perry, the teams 2004 first-round pick out of Michigan, was cut after a run with the Bengals that involved more fumbles than touchdowns. I'm happy to see him go.

Gary Russell was cut just days after being claimed off the waiver-wire from the Pittsburgh Steelers. I suppose his acquisition was little more than a security blanket in case none of the backs the Bengals coveted was available at the end of the draft.

Eric Henderson, a player I was always high on, was cut today since he was replaced yesterday by a younger, less injury-prone, more promising ACC pass rusher in Michael Johnson.

Reserve Tight End Nate Lawrie was also given the boot due to the Bengals second third-round selection Chase Coffman.

Lastly, Mike Doss was axed after signing during last season. My inner Buckeye is burning because of this move. I realize Mike Doss isn't a game changer at this point but it's evident he was cut to give way for another player likely to contribute on special teams, Morgan Trent of Michigan.