Cincinnati Bengals First Cuts Get Kenny Watson

OneManCrimeWaveContributor IAugust 10, 2009

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 26:  Running back Kenny Watson #33 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball against the Houston Texans on October 26, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Texans won 35-6.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

According to Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy's twitter page, the team has made it's first cuts this morning, releasing RB Kenny Watson and FB J.D. Runnels.

After watching the Bengals inter-squad scrimmage highlights, I can certainly see why they felt Watson was expendable: Cedric Benson/DeDe Dorsey/Bernard Scott were all very impressive.

I would love to see Benson carry the load this season with DeDe acting as our third-down back, but DeDe hasn't shown that he can stay healthy for an entire season.

Dorsey can be explosive and make some pretty amazing plays, I'll certainly have my fingers crossed come Friday night.

I would like to personally thank Watson for his service to this team over the years. I wouldn't mind keeping him around, but he is getting older and really doesn't do anything special.

Watson is one of those guys who does everything well...but nothing great. Regardless, he has been a great team player and has done everything the Bengals have asked him to do. It will feel a little different not having Kenny around.

Also cut was third-year FB J.D. Runnels out of the University of Oklahoma.


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