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Bengals Clean House: Chris Perry and Others Cut

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 16:  Chris Perry #23 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Eagles and Bengals played to a 13-13. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Kyle StrittholtCorrespondent IApril 28, 2009

Chris Perry was the Bengals first round pick in 2004. In his senior season at Michigan he rushed for 1,674 yards scoring 18 touchdowns and finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting.

 

The Bengals thought he would be a great addition to the team, and they couldn’t have been more WRONG.

 

Perry has done nothing except consistently get injured and hand the ball to the opposing team.

 

He was released Monday from the team, and I don’t think the Bengals will miss saving him a seat on the bench.

 

Over 35 games in four seasons, all with Cincinnati, the 27-year-old has compiled 606 rushing yards and two scores on 177 carries, along with 83 receptions for 474 yards and a pair of scores.

The Bengals have also cut others who were not performing well enough to meet Marvin Lewis’s expectations.

Mike Doss, the former Ohio State Buckeye, was released only playing three games with the Bengals and producing one tackle.

They terminated Nate Lawrie’s contract which isn’t a surprise since you haven’t heard much about him, plus the Bengals drafted a new tight end.

Defensive ends Eric Henderson as well as newly added and quickly subtracted running back Gary Russell were also waived from the team.

Gary Russell didn’t even have a chance to put the stripes on his helmet before he was given the boot.

Overall I love the moves of getting rid of players who aren’t producing. The Bengals have needed to stop wasting time trying to develop players who just aren’t what they need.

I do think they should have drafted a running back a little earlier just in case Cedric Benson can’t carry this running game by himself.

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