The Bengals waived fullback Chris Pressley off the physically unable to perform list (PUP) Tuesday, three days shy of a year when he suffered a knee injury during the victory in Philadelphia on a Thursday night.
It was hard not to see it coming the way the fullback position has evolved in the Bengals system even before Pressley got hurt. He finished last season averaging just 13 snaps per game and in this past training camp the Bengals ended up cutting fullback John Conner and went with four tight ends even though Conner had one of the strongest camps on offense while displaying his ample lead blocking skills.
And the Bengals went with just three of those tight ends this past Sunday, deactivating
It looks like the Bengals aren't going to mess with an offense that rolled up 430 yards last week and is now in the NFL's top 10. Plus, with some nicks in the secondary it is doubtful they're going to go heavy on offense heading into Sunday's game (8:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5).
The club opted to put quarterback
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