Bengals cut WR Shipley

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bengals announced Friday that they have waived WR Jordan Shipley and PK Thomas Weber.

Shipley, a third-year NFL veteran, has been with the Bengals since being drafted in the third round in 2010.

He caught 52 passes for 600 yards with three touchdowns as a rookie but suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the Bengals' second game in 2011.

Weber, a first-year player from Arizona State, was with the Bengals in the 2011 preseason and was re-signed on Jan. 6, 2012.

The way we see it

Shipley, 26, had played little this preseason — with one catch on two targets — and the strong performances of rookie draft picks Mohamed Sanu and Marv Jones likely made him expendable.