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By PFW staff

The Bengals released reserve QB Jordan Palmer on Saturday, among other roster moves.

Although he was in uniform for every game from 2008 through 2010, Jordan played in only four regular-season games, attempting 15 passes.

Jordan's older brother, Carson, had been the Bengals' starter for the past seven seasons, but the eight-year veteran told the team during the offseason that he would not return to Cincinnati and wanted to be traded. The Bengals have refused to comply with his wishes thus far, and Palmer has stayed out of camp.

The team named second-round rookie Andy Dalton their starter and also signed veteran Bruce Gradkowski to mentor the rookie.

In other moves Saturday, the Bengals released third-year S Tom Nelson, fifth-year CB Fred Bennett, first-year CB LeRoy Vann, rookie LB Stephen Franklin and rookie WR Jamere Holland.

The way we see it

Jordan Palmer's long-term future with the Bengals became doubtful when the team drafted Dalton and then signed Gradkowski. Even before then, however, he seemed destined to be no more than a backup.


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