The Bengals have released Shirley, who tore an Achilles' tendon while playing in a charity basketball game in April. If nobody claims Shirley off waivers, he will revert to the team's non-football injury list.|||||||
Shirley was a defensive lineman from Fresno State when the Bengals took him in the fifth round of the draft in 2008. They moved him to the offensive line during training camp last year, and he spent the entire season in the practice squad. The Bengals announced the move on Monday.
A Fresno County judge has issued a warrant for Shirley, who is facing trial on suspicion of drunken driving. Shirley has until Tuesday morning to appear in court or the warrant will go into effect.|||||||
The Cincinnati Bengals signed fifth-round draft choice Jason Shirley to a four-year contract Tuesday.|||||||
The defensive tackle from Fresno State is the first of Cincinnati's 10 draft selections to come to terms. The 6-foot-5, 338-pound Shirley played four seasons for Fresno State.